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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

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
Norman Borlaug

One of the factors a country's economy depends on is human capital. If you don't provide women with adequate access to healthcare, education and employment, you lose at least half of your potential. So, gender equality and women's empowerment bring huge economic benefits.
Michelle Bachelet

Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.
William Howard Taft

That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves.
Chester W. Nimitz
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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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