To suffice is to be enough, in either quality or quantity. It may not be gourmet all the time, but if your food is healthy, it will suffice.

The word suffice comes from a combination of the Latin words sub ("under") and facere ("make") that together mean "meet the need of." This need is usually the bare minimum — no leftovers, nothing fancy. The common phrase "Suffice it to say" means "I'll just say" or "All that needs to be said is...."

Definitions of suffice
  1. verb
    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    “A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school”
    synonyms: answer, do, serve
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    bridge over, keep going, tide over
    suffice for a period between two points
    go a long way
    suffice or be adequate for a while or to a certain extent
    function, serve
    serve a purpose, role, or function
    measure up, qualify
    prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    go around
    be sufficient
    serve as a prelude or opening to
    act as
    function as or act like
    type of:
    fulfil, fulfill, live up to, satisfy
    meet the requirements or expectations of
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