ALL meanings of adequate

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  • adjective adequate If something is adequate, there is enough of it or it is good enough to be used or accepted. 3
  • adjective adequate able to fulfil a need or requirement without being abundant, outstanding, etc 3
  • adjective adequate enough or good enough for what is required or needed; sufficient; suitable 3
  • adjective adequate barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable 3
  • adjective adequate as much or as good as necessary for some requirement or purpose; fully sufficient, suitable, or fit (often followed by to or for): This car is adequate to our needs. adequate food for fifty people. 1
  • adjective adequate barely sufficient or suitable: Being adequate is not good enough. 1
  • adjective adequate Law. reasonably sufficient for starting legal action: adequate grounds. 1
  • noun adequate Satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity. 1
  • adjective adequate good enough, sufficient 1
  • verb adequate (Obsolete (No longer in use)) To equalize; to make adequate. 0
  • verb adequate (Obsolete (No longer in use)) To equal. 0
  • adjective adequate Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient. 0
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