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 for adequate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adequate \Ad"e*quate\, a. [L. adaequatus, p. p. of adaequare to
     make equal to; ad + aequare to make equal, aequus equal. See
     Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent;
     fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an
     adequate definition.
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           Ireland had no adequate champion.        --De Quincey.
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     Syn: Proportionate; commensurate; sufficient; suitable;
          competent; capable.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adequate \Ad"e*quate\, v. t. [See Adequate, a.]
     1. To equalize; to make adequate. [R.] --Fotherby.
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     2. To equal. [Obs.]
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              It [is] an impossibility for any creature to
              adequate God in his eternity.         --Shelford.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a
             task; "she had adequate training"; "her training was
             adequate"; "she was adequate to the job"; "he was equal
             to the task" [syn: adequate, equal] [ant:
             inadequate, unequal]
      2: sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food
         was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
         [syn: adequate, decent, enough]
      3: about average; acceptable; "more than adequate as a
         secretary" [syn: adequate, passable, fair to middling,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  74 Moby Thesaurus words for "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,

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