Suffice vs Gratify - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between suffice and gratify
is that suffice
is to be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate while gratify
is to please.
To be enough or sufficient; to meet the need (of anything); to be equal to the end proposed; to be adequate.
- Two capsules of fish oil a day suffices .
To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
- To recount almighty works, / What words or tongue of seraph can suffice ?
* 1838 , The Church of England quarterly review (page 203)
- A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.
To furnish; to supply adequately.
- Lord Brougham's salary would have sufficed more than ninety Prussian judges.
* Commonly used in the phrase suffice it to say.
* Mostly used in modal verb constructions, such as: Half a loaf per day will suffice'''.'' This is much more common than the direct form ''Half a loaf per day '''suffices .
To make content, to satisfy.
* gladden, queem
To anger, disquiet, fluster, intimidate, or any of the like