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See also: adéquate
- adæquate (obsolete)
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈæd.ə.kwɪt/, (proscribed) /ˈæ.də.kɪt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈæd.ɪ.kwət/
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- Equal to or fulfilling some requirement.
- Synonyms: acceptable, correspondent, proportionate, satisfactory, sufficient
- Antonym: inadequate
- powers adequate to a great work
- an adequate definition
- 1673, Hannah Woolley, “Of Habit, and the neatness and property thereof”, in The Gentlewomans Companion, London: Dorman Newman, page 61:
- Proportion therefore your Clothes to your bodies, and let them be proper for your persons. […] Agreeableness […] ought to be exact, and adequate both to age, person and condition, avoiding extremities on both sides, being neither too much out, nor in the fashions.
- 1853, Thomas De Quincey, Autobiographic Sketches in Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers, Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, “Dublin,” p. 254,
- […] in those days, Ireland had no adequate champion; the Hoods and the Grattans were not up to the mark.
- (passable): See Thesaurus:satisfactory
equal to some requirement
- (obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
- (obsolete) To equal.
- 1635, Robert Shelford, “Theologia Amantis Deum, or A Treatise of the Divine Attributes”, in Five Pious and Learned Discourses, Cambridge, page 227:
- […] though it be an impossibilitie for any creature to adequate God in his eternitie, yet he hath ordained all his sonnes in Christ to partake of it by living with him eternally.
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