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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

My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein.
George Washington

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

This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.
Simone de Beauvoir

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

The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that.
Hillary Clinton
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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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