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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: suffire, from Latin sufficere 'to put under, suffice', from sub- ( SUB-) + facere 'to make, do'

suffice

verb
     
suf‧fice [intransitive not in progressive]
1 formal to be enough:
A light lunch will suffice.
suffice for
A few brief observations will suffice for present purposes.
suffice to do something
A few more statistics will suffice to show the trends of the time.
2

suffice (it) to say (that)

used to say that the statement that follows is enough to explain what you mean, even though you could say more:
Suffice it to say that they're having marital problems.

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