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ad·e·quate

 (ăd′ĭ-kwĭt)
adj.
Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need. See Synonyms at sufficient.

[Latin adaequātus, past participle of adaequāre, to equalize : ad-, ad- + aequāre, to make equal, from aequus, equal.]

ad′e·qua·cy (-kwə-sē), ad′e·quate·ness n.
ad′e·quate·ly adv.

adequate

(ˈædɪkwɪt)
adj
able to fulfil a need or requirement without being abundant, outstanding, etc
[C17: from Latin adaequāre to equalize, from ad- to + aequus equal]
adequacy n
ˈadequately adv

ad•e•quate

(ˈæd ɪ kwɪt)

adj.
1. as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit.
2. barely sufficient or suitable.
3. Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action.
[1610–20; < Latin adaequātus matched, past participle of adaequāre. See ad-, equal, -ate1]
ad′e•quate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.adequate - 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"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"
inadequate, unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
2.adequate - sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
sufficient - of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant; "sufficient food"
3.adequate - about averageadequate - about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"
satisfactory - giving satisfaction; "satisfactory living conditions"; "his grades were satisfactory"

adequate

adjective
2. sufficient, enough, capable, suitable, requisite an amount adequate to purchase another house
sufficient short, inadequate, insufficient, unsuitable

adequate

adjective
1. Being what is needed without being in excess:
2. Of moderately good quality but less than excellent:
Informal: OK, tidy.
Translations
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tilstrækkelig
riittävä
adekvát
nægilegur
pakankamaipakankamaspakankamumas
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postačujúci
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adekvattillämplig
đầy đủđủ

adequate

[ˈædɪkwɪt] ADJ
1. (= sufficient) [funds] → suficiente
an adequate supply of foodsuficientes alimentos
one teaspoonful should be adequateuna cucharadita bastará or será suficiente
I didn't think the sentence was adequatela sentencia no me pareció correcta
2. (= satisfactory) [diet] → equilibrado, apropiado; [income, standard] → aceptable; [housing, facilities] → adecuado, apropiado
he failed to provide an adequate explanation for the delayno fue capaz de dar una explicación convincente de su retraso
is she the most adequate person to do it?¿es la persona más adecuada or idónea para hacerlo?
there are no words adequate to express my gratitudeno hay palabras que expresen adecuadamente mi gratitud
to be adequate for sb [housing] → ser adecuado para algn
my income is quite adequate for my needsmis ingresos cubren bien mis necesidades
this saw should be adequate for the jobeste serrucho valdrá para ese trabajo
this typewriter is perfectly adequateesta máquina de escribir me sirve perfectamente
to feel adequate to a tasksentirse capacitado para una tarea
3. (pej) (= passable) [performance, essay] → aceptable, pasable
the pay was adequate but hardly out of this worldel sueldo era aceptable or pasable, pero desde luego, nada del otro mundo

adequate

[ˈædɪkwət] adj
(= sufficient) [amount, supply, pay] → suffisant(e); [protection, security] → suffisant(e)
(= satisfactory, up to standard) [performance] → satisfaisant(e); [home] → acceptable
to feel adequate to the task → se sentir à la hauteur de la tâche
(= appropriate) [response, reply] → approprié(e)

adequate

adjadäquat; (= sufficient also) supply, heating systemausreichend; timegenügend inv; excuseangemessen; to be adequate (= sufficient)(aus)reichen, genug sein; (= good enough)zulänglich or adäquat sein; this is just not adequatedas ist einfach unzureichend or (not good enough also) → nicht gut genug; more than adequatemehr als genug; heatingmehr als ausreichend; there are no words adequate to express my gratitudemeine Dankbarkeit läßt sich in Worten gar nicht ausdrücken; to be adequate to the taskder Aufgabe (dat)gewachsen sein

adequate

[ˈædɪkwɪt] adj (amount, supply) adequate (for/to do sth)sufficiente (a/per fare qc); (reward, description, explanation) adequate (for)adeguato/a (a); (tool) adequate (to)adatto/a (a); (essay, performance) → passabile; (person) → all'altezza
to feel adequate to a task → sentirsi all'altezza di un compito

adequate

(ˈӕdikwət) adjective
sufficient; enough. He does not earn a large salary but it is adequate for his needs.
ˈadequately adverb
ˈadequacy noun

adequate

a. adecuado-a, proporcionado-a.

adequate

adj adecuado, suficiente
References in classic literature ?
She had given reasons which he was unwilling to acknowledge as adequate.
His gold-headed cane, too,--a serviceable staff, of dark polished wood,--had similar traits, and, had it chosen to take a walk by itself, would have been recognized anywhere as a tolerably adequate representative of its master.
His spirit could never, I conceive, have been characterized by an uneasy activity; it must, at any period of his life, have required an impulse to set him in motion; but once stirred up, with obstacles to overcome, and an adequate object to be attained, it was not in the man to give out or fail.
Again her admission was so adequate that I continued: "And you forgave him that?
Self-punishment, then, to be adequate and proper, must begin, like charity, at home, and unlike charity should end there too.
At first, he could give no encourage- ment; with unfeigned diffidence, he expressed his conviction that he was not adequate to the perform- ance of so great a task; the path marked out was wholly an untrodden one; he was sincerely appre- hensive that he should do more harm than good.
She was not so materially cast down, however, but that a little time and the return of Harriet were very adequate restoratives.
Her legal allowance was not adequate to her fortune, nor sufficient for her comfortable maintenance, and I learnt from my brother that the power of receiving it had been made over some months before to another person.
I had not a very large wardrobe, though it was adequate to my wants; and the last day sufficed to pack my trunk,--the same I had brought with me eight years ago from Gateshead.
Vanstone in later life, when illness and sorrow and secret care had altered and saddened her, can form no adequate idea of her attractions of person and character when she was a girl of seventeen.
It was only the want of adequate knowledge that could have made it possible for Godfrey deliberately to entertain an unfeeling project: his natural kindness had outlived that blighting time of cruel wishes, and Nancy's praise of him as a husband was not founded entirely on a wilful illusion.
But a glance on the great picture of life will show, that the duties of self-denial, and the sacrifice of passion to principle, are seldom thus remunerated; and that the internal consciousness of their high-minded discharge of duty, produces on their own reflections a more adequate recompense, in the form of that peace which the world cannot give or take away.