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"
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
Origin: [See Adequate, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad′e-kwāt, adj. equal to: proportionate: sufficient.—adv. Ad′equately.—ns. Ad′equateness, Ad′equacy, state of being adequate: sufficiency. [L. adæquatus, made equal—ad, to, and æquus, equal.]
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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
The numerical value of adequate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of adequate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge
It is far from adequate, there is still a large gap toward the 2020 targets of $100 billion a year.
Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action.
Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
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- съразмерен, съответен, адекватенBulgarian
- adequatCatalan, Valencian
- adekvátní, odpovídající, přiměřenýCzech
- adäquat, angemessenGerman
- sopiva, asianmukainen, tarkoituksenmukainen, riittäväFinnish
- megfelelő, adekvátHungarian
- 適切, 適当, 十分Japanese
- atbilstošs, piederīgs, piemērotsLatvian
- адекватен, соодветенMacedonian
- deugdelijk, adequaat, voldoendeDutch
- tilstrekkelig, adekvatNorwegian
- adekwatny, odpowiedniPolish
- достаточный, адекватный, соразмерный, подходящий, соответствующийRussian
- tillämplig, adekvatSwedish
- uygun, yeterliTurkish
- đầy đủ, đủVietnamese
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