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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suffice \Suf*fice"\, v. t.
     1. To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or
        demands of. --Spenser.
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              Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this
              matter.                               --Deut. iii.
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     2. To furnish; to supply adequately. [Obs.]
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              The power appeased, with winds sufficed the sail.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Suffice \Suf*fice"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sufficed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Sufficing.] [OE. suffisen, OF. soufire, F. suffire
     (cf. suffisant, p. pr.), L. sufficere to put under, to
     substitute, to avail for, to suffice; sub under + facere to
     make. See Fact.]
     To be enough, or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything);
     to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate. --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]
           To recount almighty works,
           What words or tongue of seraph can suffice? --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity;
           "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose
           well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get
           me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve" [syn:
           suffice, do, answer, serve]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  44 Moby Thesaurus words for "suffice":
     advantage, answer, avail, be equal to, be handy, be of use,
     be satisfactory, bear, benefit, bestead, do, do it, do the trick,
     fill the bill, fulfill, get by, give good returns, go around,
     hack it, hold, just do, make the grade, meet, meet requirements,
     pass, pass muster, pay, pay off, profit, qualify, quench, reach,
     sate, satiate, satisfy, serve, serve the purpose, stand, stand up,
     stretch, suit, take it, work, yield a profit

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