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Definition of Adequate

Adequate

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

Adequate Quotations

No pen can give an adequate description of the all-pervading corruption produced by slavery.
Harriet Ann Jacobs

I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.
Warren Buffett

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
Reinhold Niebuhr

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual right and an essential condition for sustainable development, especially in developing countries.
Gro Harlem Brundtland

A health system that lacks commodities for managing high-mortality infectious diseases and the main killers of mothers and young children will not have an adequate impact. By the same token, even the best-stocked delivery system will have an inadequate impact if it fails to reach the poor.
Margaret Chan
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Adequate Translations

adequate in Dutch is adequaat, bijbehorend
adequate in German is ausreichend, entsprechend
adequate in Italian is equo, appropriato
adequate in Portuguese is adequado
adequate in Spanish is adecuado, adecuada
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