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adequate
WordNet 2.0
  • (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"
  • about average
  • acceptable
  • "more than adequate as a secretary"
  • enough to meet a purpose
  • "an adequate income"
  • "the food was adequate"
  • "a decent wage"
  • "enough food"
  • "food enough"
adequate
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. 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.

  • 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." --

 

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