Definitions for: Adequate

[adj] (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"
[adj] about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"
[adj] enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ad"e*quate, a. [L. adaequatus, p. p. of adaequare to
make equal to; ad + aequare to make equal, aequus equal. See
Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent;
fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an
adequate definition.

Ireland had no adequate champion. --De Quincey.

Syn: Proportionate; commensurate; sufficient; suitable;
competent; capable.

Ad"e*quate, v. t. [See Adequate, a.]
1. To equalize; to make adequate. [R.] --Fotherby.

2. To equal. [Obs.]

It [is] an impossibility for any creature to
adequate God in his eternity. --Shelford.

Synonyms: adequate to(p), capable, competent, decent, enough, equal to(p), fair to middling, passable, sufficient, up to(p)

Antonyms: inadequate

See Also: satisfactory

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