adequate ADJECTIVE satisfactory or acceptable.
DERIVATIVES adequacy noun adequately adverb.
ORIGIN from Latin adaequare 'make equal to' .

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  • adequately — index fairly (moderately) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adequately — (adv.) 1620s, from ADEQUATE (Cf. adequate) + LY (Cf. ly) (2); originally a term in logic in reference to correspondence of ideas and objects. Meaning suitably is recorded from 1680s …   Etymology dictionary

  • adequately — [adv] sufficiently abundantly, acceptably, appropriately, capably, competently, copiously, decently, fairly well, fittingly, modestly, pleasantly enough, presentably, satisfactorily, sufficiently, suitably, to an acceptable degree, tolerably,… …   New thesaurus

  • adequately — adv. Adequately is used with these adjectives: ↑informed, ↑insured, ↑trained Adequately is used with these verbs: ↑account, ↑address, ↑compensate, ↑consult, ↑control, ↑convey, ↑cope, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • adequately — adverb in an adequate manner or to an adequate degree (Freq. 5) he was adequately prepared • Ant: ↑inadequately • Derived from adjective: ↑adequate …   Useful english dictionary

  • adequately — adverb see adequate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • adequately — See adequacy. * * * …   Universalium

  • adequately — adverb a) In an adequate manner. b) Sufficient to satisfy a requirement or meet a need; sufficiently; satisfactorily …   Wiktionary

  • adequately — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Enough] Syn. sufficiently, enough, appropriately, suitably, fittingly, satisfactorily, amply, abundantly, copiously, capably, competently; see also well 2 , 3 . Ant. inadequately*, badly, insufficiently. 2. [Passably]… …   English dictionary for students