Definition of Adequate in English :

Define Adequate in English

Adequate meaning in English

Meaning of Adequate in English

Pronunciation of Adequate in English

Adequate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Adequate in English


see synonyms of adequate


1. adequate, equal

having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

Example Sentences:
'she had adequate training'
'her training was adequate'
'she was adequate to the job'
'he was equal to the task'

2. adequate, decent, enough

sufficient for the purpose

Example Sentences:
'an adequate income'
'the food was adequate'
'a decent wage'
'enough food'
'food enough'

3. adequate, fair to middling, passable, tolerable

about average; acceptable

Example Sentences:
'more than adequate as a secretary'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of adequate
able to fulfil a need or requirement without being abundant, outstanding, etc

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see synonyms of adequate
enough or good enough for what is required or needed; sufficient; suitable
barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of adequate
Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need. See Synonyms at sufficient.

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