Ad·e·quate a. 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.
Ad·e·quate v. t.
1. To equalize; to make adequate. [R.]
2. To equal. [Obs.]
It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. --Shelford.
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]