suffice for

suffice for (someone or something)

1. To be adequate, satisfactory, or well suited to some particular purpose. A gift voucher really won't suffice for an anniversary present, Mary. This place will suffice for a temporary office while our building is being renovated.
2. To meet or satisfy someone's needs, desires, or demands. I really don't need anything elaborate for lunch. A bowl of soup and a ham and cheese sandwich would suffice for me. A steady job and a house in the suburbs may suffice for some people, but I crave more adventure in my life!
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suffice for someone or something

to be sufficient for someone or something. This serving will suffice for me. Did you get enough? Will this suffice for you?
See also: for, suffice
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Hence the Three Laws, mentioned above, suffice for the better regulated States, and may be accepted as a rough exemplification of our Female Code.
If a first trace of them can be found, after their departure from Aldborough, I believe careful inquiry will suffice for the rest.
The lower strata of the middle class -- the small tradespeople, shopkeepers, retired tradesmen generally, the handicraftsmen and peasants -- all these sink gradually into the proletariat, partly because their diminutive capital does not suffice for the scale on which Modern Industry is carried on, and is swamped in the competition with the large capitalists, partly because their specialized skill is rendered worthless by the new methods of production.
What her thoughts were I did not know, for as yet I had learned but little of the Martian tongue; enough only to suffice for my daily needs.
Can Rs5,250 a month suffice for an aged labourer to sustain his family in these harsh times?
200 million cubic meters of gas will suffice for the whole village, he added.
Existing road and utility rights of way should suffice for the guideways.
A valuation range, for example, might suffice for the client's purpose.
Erik Janzen of Linkoping University in Sweden wonders whether the quality improvement would suffice for highly demanding applications in such venues as power grids.
Nobody rides for free, and the handwritten receipt on the hack of a GAMH flier wouldn't suffice for the expense-reportees.
They could, of course, simply deny these teachings, but simple denial would not suffice for the teaching that man is his soul alone.
In 1603 Cranfield was content to have a local builder construct a dwelling near his business in Cheapside; but in 1621, only the new International style would suffice for an addition to his newly acquired mansion in Chelsea.
This means that not only will resistance development be suppressed, but also a much smaller dose of the drug will suffice for treating an infection.
Keyboard and mouse inputs suffice for many users and PC applications.
Each American reactor has been equipped with two back-up diesel generators, which would suffice for short power outages.