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Definitions of adequate

  1. To equal Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Adequateness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Adequately. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. (sometimes followed by `to') meeting the requirements especially of a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To equalize; to make adequate. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Equal to requirement; sufficient; enough. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Equal to: proportionate: sufficient. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Sufficient; equal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Fully sufficient. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Equal to; proportionate; fully sufficient. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Fully sufficient for; equal to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for adequate

  1. One place after another was suggested, only for the suggestion to be dismissed for some good and adequate reason. – Between the Lines by Boyd Cable
  2. Only one English writer has ever done him justice, or said anything adequate about him. – Figures of Several Centuries by Arthur Symons
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