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


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.

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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