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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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přiměřenýúměrnýadekvátníodpovídající
tilstrækkelig
riittävä
adekvát
nægilegur
pakankamaipakankamaspakankamumas
atbilstošspietiekams
postačujúci
ustrezenzadostenzadovoljiv
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 ?
The act from Annapolis recommends the "appointment of commissioners to take into consideration the situation of the United States; to devise SUCH FURTHER PROVISIONS as shall appear to them necessary to render the Constitution of the federal government ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF THE UNION; and to report such an act for that purpose, to the United States in Congress assembled, as when agreed to by them, and afterwards confirmed by the legislature of every State, will effectually provide for the same.
I have written the present volume because I have found no other that, to my mind, combines satisfactory accomplishment of these ends with a selection of authors sufficiently limited for clearness and with adequate accuracy and fulness of details, biographical and other.
Perhaps Charles Strickland was dull judged by a standard that demanded above all things verbal scintillation; but his intelligence was adequate to his surroundings, and that is a passport, not only to reasonable success, but still more to happiness.
Hem's theory, in so far as it professes to be an adequate explanation of "mysterious disappearances," is open to many obvious objections; to fewer as he states it himself in the "spacious volubility" of his book.
Of which we wish we could give our readers a more adequate translation than that by Mr Creech--
No more can it be explained than can a human judge, sentencing a convicted criminal and imposing eight years imprisonment instead of the five or nine years that also at the same time floated upward in his brain, explain why he categorically determined on eight years as the just, adequate punishment.
She had given reasons which he was unwilling to acknowledge as adequate.
As the President is to be elected for no more than four years, it can rarely happen that an adequate salary, fixed at the commencement of that period, will not continue to be such to its end.
As regards scale or length, we have already laid down an adequate limit:--the beginning and the end must be capable of being brought within a single view.
I really had no adequate idea of the coarseness and rudeness which have filtered their way through society in these later times until I saw the reception accorded to my wife.
Adequate was he for his deed when he did it, but the idea of it, he could not endure when it was done.
If, on the other hand, you have, in addition to the generalized image, particular images of the several appearances, sufficiently clear to be recognized as different, and as instances of the generalized picture, you will then not feel the generalized picture to be adequate to any one particular appearance, and you will be able to make it function as a general idea rather than a vague idea.