1. adequate

adjective. ['ˈædəkwət, ˈædəˌkweɪt'] having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.


  • equal to
  • competent
  • adequateness
  • satisfactory
  • up to
  • capable
  • adequacy
  • equal


  • inadequate
  • inadequacy
  • unqualified
  • incapable


  • adaequatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Adequate

  • actuate
  • antiquate
  • braithwaite
  • counterweight
  • cowperthwaite
  • deadweight
  • featherweight
  • fluctuate
  • garthwaite
  • goldthwaite
  • graduate
  • heavyweight
  • hundredweight
  • inadequate
  • middleweight
  • paperweight
  • perpetuate
  • welterweight

How do you pronounce adequate?

Pronounce adequate as ˈædəkˌweɪt.

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How do you spell adequate? Is it adecuate ?

A common misspelling of adequate is adecuate

Sentences with adequate

1. Adjective
Last, but probably most important, is to make sure you have adequate respirators for operators.

2. Verb, base form
Likewise, one customer may view a product as exceptional while another may merely consider it adequate.

Quotes about adequate

1. It is more than probable that I am not understood; but I fear, indeed, that it is in no manner possible to convey to the mind of the merely general reader, an adequate idea of that nervous intensity of interest with which, in my case, the powers of meditation (not to speak technically) busied and buried themselves, in the contemplation of even the most ordinary objects of the universe.
- Edgar Allan Poe

2. It is questionable, for that matter, whether success is an adequate response to life. Success can eliminate as many options as failure.
- Tom Robbins

3. Genetics might be adequate for explaining microevolution, but microevolutionary changes in gene frequency were not seen as able to turn a reptile into a mammal or to convert a fish into an amphibian. Microevolution looks at adaptations that concern the survival of the fittest, not the arrival of the fittest... The origin of species — Darwin’s problem — remains unsolved.
- Scott F. Gilbert

2. adequate

adjective. ['ˈædəkwət, ˈædəˌkweɪt'] sufficient for the purpose.


  • sufficient
  • enough


  • unacceptable
  • bad
  • idle


  • adaequatus (Latin)

3. adequate

adjective. ['ˈædəkwət, ˈædəˌkweɪt'] about average; acceptable.


  • passable
  • tolerable
  • fair to middling


  • incompetent
  • unskilled
  • inefficient
  • unsatisfactoriness


  • adaequatus (Latin)