Suffice vs Gratify - What's the difference?

suffice | gratify |


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.

suffice

English

Verb

(suffic)
  • 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 .
  • * Milton
  • To recount almighty works, / What words or tongue of seraph can suffice ?
  • To satisfy; to content; to be equal to the wants or demands of.
  • A joint of lamb sufficed even his enormous appetite.
  • * 1838 , The Church of England quarterly review (page 203)
  • Lord Brougham's salary would have sufficed more than ninety Prussian judges.
  • To furnish; to supply adequately.
  • Usage notes

    * 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 .

    gratify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To please.
  • To make content, to satisfy.
  • Synonyms

    * gladden, queem

    Derived terms

    * gratification * gratifying

    Antonyms

  • To anger, disquiet, fluster, intimidate, or any of the like