Associations to the word «Adequate»


ADEQUATE, adjective. Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.
ADEQUATE, verb. (obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
ADEQUATE, verb. (obsolete) To equal.

Dictionary definition

ADEQUATE, adjective. Having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal to the task".
ADEQUATE, adjective. Sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough".
ADEQUATE, adjective. About average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery