Definitions for adequateˈæd ɪ kwɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad•e•quateˈæd ɪ kwɪt(adj.)
as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit.
barely sufficient or suitable.
Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action.
Origin of adequate:
1610–20; < L adaequātus matched, ptp. of adaequāre. See ad -, equal , -ate1
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
"she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task"
adequate, decent, enough(adj)
sufficient for the purpose
"an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerable(adj)
about average; acceptable
"more than adequate as a secretary"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
adequate(adjective)ˈæd ɪ kwɪt
adequate housing for the poor; laws adequate to protect our safety
It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. uE000105695uE001 Shelford.
Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.
Origin: adaequatus, past participle of adaequare; ad + aequare, aequus.
equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition
to equalize; to make adequate
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2835
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3886
Rank popularity for the word 'adequate' in Adjectives Frequency: #381
Translations for adequate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
He does not earn a large salary but it is adequate for his needs.
- suficientePortuguese (BR)
- přiměřený, úměrnýCzech
- hinreichend, angemessenGerman
- tilstrækkelig; passendeDanish
- επαρκής, ικανοποιητικόςGreek
- suficiente, adecuadoSpanish
- memadai, cukupIndonesian
- adeguato, sufficienteItalian
- atbilstošs; pietiekamsLatvian
- بس ،ډير،كافىPashto
- suficient, destulRomanian
- primeraný, postačujúciSlovak
- tillräcklig, adekvatSwedish
- 足夠的Chinese (Trad.)
- відповідний, адекватнийUkrainian
- 足够的Chinese (Simp.)
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