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adequate

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ad=e=quate
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5 in 5 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses) (in NT : 3 in 3 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

adequatea. [L. adaequatus, p. p. of adaequare to make equal to; ad + aequare to make equal, aequus equal. See Equal.].
     Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.  [1913 Webster]
    "Ireland had no adequate champion."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Proportionate; commensurate; sufficient; suitable; competent; capable.
adequatev. t. [See Adequate, a.].
  •  To equalize; to make adequate.  Fotherby.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To equal.  [1913 Webster]
    "It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adequate, adj.
1 sufficient, satisfactory (often with the implication of being barely so).
2 (foll. by to) proportionate.
3 barely sufficient.

Derivative
adequacy n. adequately adv.
Etymology
L adaequatus past part. of adaequare make equal (as AD-, aequus equal)

THESAURUS

adequate

OK, able, acceptable, admissible, all right, ample, average, barely sufficient, better than nothing, capable, comfortable, commensurate, common, competent, corresponding, decent, due, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, enough, equal, equal to, fair, fair to middling, fairish, fit, fitted, fitting, good, good enough, goodish, middling, minimal, minimum, moderate, no great shakes, not amiss, not bad, not half bad, not so bad, okay, passable, plenty, plenty good enough, presentable, pretty good, productive, proficient, proper, proportionable, proportionate, qualified, respectable, satisfactory, satisfying, so so, substantial, sufficient, sufficient for, sufficing, suitable, suited, tidy, tolerable, unexceptionable, unexceptional, unimpeachable, unobjectionable, up, up to, up to snuff, workmanlike

ROGET THESAURUS

adequate

Sufficiency

VB be sufficient, suffice, do, just do, satisfy, pass muster, have enough, eat, one's fill, drink one's fill, have one's fill, roll in, swim in, wallow in, wanton, abound, exuberate, teem, flow, stream, rain, shower down, pour, pour in, swarm, bristle with, superabound, render sufficient, replenish, Adj, sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, valid, tangible, measured, moderate, full, ample, plenty, plentiful, plenteous, plenty as blackberries, copious, abundant, abounding, replete, enough and to spare, flush, choke-full, chock-full, well-stocked, well- provided, liberal, unstinted, unstinting, stintless, without stint, unsparing, unmeasured, lavish, wholesale, rich, luxuriant, affluent, wantless, big with, unexhausted, unwasted, exhaustless, inexhaustible, Adv, sufficiently, amply.

N sufficiency, adequacy, enough, withal, satisfaction, competence, no less, quantum sufficit, Q, S, mediocrity, fill, fullness, plenitude, plenty, abundance, copiousness, amplitude, galore, lots, profusion, full measure, good measure pressed down and running, over, luxuriance, affluence, fat of the land, a land flowing with milk and honey, cornucopia, horn of plenty, horn of Amalthaea, mine, outpouring, flood, tide, repletion, satiety, sufficient, enough, adequate, up to the mark, commensurate, competent, satisfactory, valid, tangible, measured, moderate, full, ample, plenty, plentiful, plenteous, plenty as blackberries, copious, abundant, abounding, replete, enough and to spare, flush, choke-full, chock-full, well-stocked, well- provided, liberal, unstinted, unstinting, stintless, without stint, unsparing, unmeasured, lavish, wholesale, rich, luxuriant, affluent, wantless, big with, unexhausted, unwasted, exhaustless, inexhaustible, sufficiently, amply Adj, full, in abundance, with no sparing hand, to one's heart's content, ad libitum, without stint, cut and come again, das Beste ist gut genug.

Utility

N utility, usefulness, efficacy, efficiency, adequacy, service, use, stead, avail, help, applicability, subservience, function, value, worth, money's worth, productiveness, cui bono, utilization, step in the right direction, common weal, commonwealth public good, public interest, utilitarianism, useful, of use, serviceable, proficuous, good for, subservient, conducive, subsidiary, advantageous, profitable, gainful, remunerative, worth one's salt, valuable, prolific, adequate, efficient, efficacious, effective, effectual, expedient, applicable, available, ready, handy, at hand, tangible, commodious, adaptable, of all work, usefully, pro bono publico.

Imperfection

N imperfection, imperfectness, deficiency, inadequacy, peccancy, immaturity, fault, defect, weak point, screw loose, flaw, gap, twist, taint, attainder, bar sinister, hole in one's coat, blemish, weakness, half blood, shortcoming, drawback, seamy side, mediocrity, no great shakes, no great catch, not much to boast of, one-horse shay, imperfect, not perfect, deficient, defective, faulty, unsound, tainted, out of order, out of tune, cracked, leaky, sprung, warped, lame, injured, peccant, frail, inadequate, crude, incomplete, found wanting, below par, short-handed, below its full strength, under its full strength, below its full complement, indifferent, middling, ordinary, mediocre, average, so-so, coucicouci, milk and water, tolerable, fair, passable, pretty well, pretty good, rather good, moderately good, good, good enough, well enough, adequate, decent, not bad, not amiss, inobjectionable, unobjectionable, admissible, bearable, only better than nothing, secondary, inferior, second-rate, second-best, one-horse, almost, to a limited extent, rather, pretty, moderately, passing, only, considering, all things considered, enough, surgit amari aliquid.

Power

N power, potency, potentiality, jiva, puissance, might, force, energy, dint, right hand, right arm, ascendency, sway, control, prepotency, prepollence, almightiness, omnipotence, authority, strength, ability, ableness, competency, efficacy, efficiency, productivity, expertise (skill), validity, cogency, enablement, vantage ground, influence, pressure, conductivity, elasticity, gravity, electricity, magnetism, galvanism, voltaic electricity, voltaism, electromagnetism, atomic power, nuclear power, thermonuclear power, fuel cell, hydraulic power, water power, hydroelectric power, solar power, solar energy, solar panels, tidal power, wind power, attraction, vis inertiae, vis mortua, vis viva, potential energy, dynamic energy, dynamic friction, dynamic suction, live circuit, live rail, live wire, capability, capacity, quid valeant humeri quid ferre recusent, faculty, quality, attribute, endowment, virtue, gift, property, qualification, susceptibility, powerful, puissant, potential, capable, able, equal to, up to, cogent, valid, efficient, productive, effective, effectual, efficacious, adequate, competent, multipotent, plenipotent, omnipotent, almighty, forcible, (energetic), influential, productive, powerfully, by virtue of, by dint of, a toute force, dos moi pou sto kai kino ten gen, eripuit coelo fulmen sceptrumque tyrannis, fortis cadere cedere non potest.


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