Adequate

  • 1 adequate — ad·e·quate adj: lawfully and reasonably sufficient adequate grounds for a lawsuit Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. adequate …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 adequate — 1. In its meaning ‘proportionate to the requirements’, sufficient, adequate is most commonly used without a complement (There is an adequate supply of food in the flooded area). When it has one, this is either for or to (Their earnings are… …

    Modern English usage

  • 3 adequate — UK US /ˈædɪkwət/ adjective ► enough or good enough for a particular purpose: »Staff did not receive adequate training. adequate to do sth »Our laws must be adequate to protect our citizens. adequate for sth »This printer should be perfectly… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Adequate — Ad e*quate, v. t. [See {Adequate}, a.] 1. To equalize; to make adequate. [R.] Fotherby. [1913 Webster] 2. To equal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. Shelford. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Adequate — Ad e*quate, a. [L. adaequatus, p. p. of adaequare to make equal to; ad + aequare to make equal, aequus equal. See {Equal}.] Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 adequate — adequate; in·adequate; …

    English syllables

  • 7 adequate — (adj.) 1610s, from L. adaequatus equalized, pp. of adaequare to make equal to, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + aequare make level, from aequus (see EQUAL (Cf. equal)). The sense is of being equal to what is required. Related …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 adequate — [adj] enough, able acceptable, all right, capable, comfortable, commensurate, competent, decent, equal, fair, passable, requisite, satisfactory, sufficient, sufficing, suitable, tolerable, unexceptional, unobjectionable; concepts 533,558 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 adequate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ satisfactory or acceptable. DERIVATIVES adequacy noun adequately adverb. ORIGIN from Latin adaequare make equal to …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 adequate — [ad′i kwət] adj. [L adaequatus, pp. of adaequare < ad , to + aequare, to make equal < aequus, level, equal] 1. enough or good enough for what is required or needed; sufficient; suitable 2. barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 adequate — 01. Too many children in this country are leaving home in the morning without having eaten an [adequate] meal. 02. Local parents are concerned over the [adequacy] of the school s program for children with special needs. 03. The equipment at the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 adequate — adjective 1 an adequate amount is enough for a particular purpose: The research cannot be completed without adequate funding. (+ for): Are the parking facilities adequate for fifty cars? 2 good enough in quality for a particular purpose or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 adequate — adj. 1) adequate for (the food was adequate for all of us) 2) adequate to (she was adequate to the task) 3) adequate to + inf. (it would be adequate to list just the basic objections) * * * [ ædɪkweɪt] adequate to + inf. (it would be adequate to… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 adequate — ad|e|quate W3S3 [ˈædıkwıt] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of adaequare to make equal , from ad to + aequare to equal ] 1.) enough in quantity or of a good enough quality for a particular purpose = ↑sufficient ≠… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 adequate — Sufficient; commensurate; equally efficient; equal to what is required; suitable to the case or occasion; satisfactory. Equal to some given occasion or work. Nissen v. Miller, 44 N.M. 487, 105 P.2d 324, 326 See also adequate care adequate cause… …

    Black's law dictionary

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  • 17 adéquate — ● adéquat, adéquate adjectif (latin adaequatus, de adaequare, rendre égal) Qui correspond parfaitement à son objet ; approprié, adapté : Une réponse adéquate à la question. ● adéquat, adéquate (difficultés) adjectif (latin adaequatus, de… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 18 adequate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ remain ▪ consider sth, think sth ▪ These measures are not considered adequate by conservationists …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 adequate — ad|e|quate [ ædəkwət ] adjective *** 1. ) good enough or large enough for a particular purpose: SUFFICIENT: The state needs to maintain an adequate supply of trained teachers. adequate for: The big house is perfectly adequate for just the two of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 adequate */*/*/ — UK [ˈædɪkwət] / US [ˈædəkwət] adjective 1) good enough or large enough for a particular purpose The state has an adequate supply of trained teachers. adequate for: The house is perfectly adequate for just the two of us. adequate to do something:… …

    English dictionary