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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  adequate  definition. 
 
  Ireland  had  no  adequate  champion.  --De  Quincey. 
 
  Syn:  Proportionate;  commensurate;  sufficient;  suitable; 
  competent;  capable. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adequate  \Ad"e*quate\,  v.  t.  [See  {Adequate},  a.] 
  1.  To  equalize;  to  make  adequate.  [R.]  --Fotherby. 
 
  2.  To  equal.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  [is]  an  impossibility  for  any  creature  to 
  adequate  God  in  his  eternity.  --Shelford. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adequate 
  adj  1:  (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"  [ant:  {inadequate}] 
  2:  enough  to  meet  a  purpose;  "an  adequate  income";  "the  food 
  was  adequate";  "a  decent  wage";  "enough  food";  "food 
  enough"  [syn:  {decent},  {enough}] 
  3:  about  average;  acceptable;  "more  than  adequate  as  a 
  secretary"  [syn:  {passable},  {fair  to  middling}] 




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