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Definition of suffice verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they suffice
he / she / it suffices
past simple sufficed
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  • (not used in the progressive tenses) to be enough for someone or something Generally a brief note or a phone call will suffice. suffice to do something One example will suffice to illustrate the point.
  • Idioms
    suffice (it) to say (that)…
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    used to suggest that although you could say more, what you do say will be enough to explain what you mean I won't go into all the details. Suffice it to say that the whole event was a complete disaster.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: suffice