simple past tense and past participle of adequate
Equal to or fulfilling some requirement.
‘powers adequate to a great work’; ‘an adequate definition’;
(obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
(obsolete) To equal.
Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition.
‘Ireland had no adequate champion.’;
To equalize; to make adequate.
‘It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity.’;
(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’;
enough to meet a purpose;
‘an adequate income’; ‘the food was adequate’; ‘a decent wage’; ‘enough food’; ‘food enough’;
about average; acceptable;
‘more than adequate as a secretary’;
satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity
‘adequate resources and funding’; ‘this office is perfectly adequate for my needs’;