|a.||1.||Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; |
|v. t.||1.||To equalize; to make adequate.|
|Adj.||1.||adequate - (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"|
inadequate - (sometimes followed by `to') not meeting the requirements especially of a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was inadequate to the job"
|2.||adequate - enough to meet a purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"|
|3.||adequate - about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a secretary"|