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
This leaves our jail without adequate staffing.
Without an adequate theory, reality is irrelevant.
I don't think the privacy rules are anywhere close to adequate.
Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition.
There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
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Translations for adequate
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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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