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adequate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'adequate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Adequate [ a.]
- Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.
- To equalize; to make adequate.
- To equal.

Meaning of 'adequate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . adequate [ a]
Meaning (1):
- having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Example in sentence:
  • he was equal to the task;
  • her training was adequate;
  • she had adequate training;
  • she was adequate to the job
2 . adequate [ s]
Meaning (2):
- sufficient for the purpose
Example in sentence:
  • an adequate income;
  • enough food;
  • food enough;
  • the food was adequate
Meaning (3):
- about average; acceptable
Example in sentence:
  • more than adequate as a secretary