English Synonyms and Antonyms
Adequate, commensurate, and sufficient signify equal to some given occasion or work; as, a sum sufficient to meet expenses; an adequate remedy for the disease. Commensurate is the more precise and learned word, signifying that which exactly measures the matter in question. Adapted, fit, suitable, and qualified refer to the qualities which match or suit the occasion. A clergyman may have strength adequate to the work of a porter; but that would not be a fit or suitable occupation for him. Work is satisfactory if it satisfies those for whom it is done, though it may be very poor work judged by some higher standard. Qualified refers to acquired abilities; competent to both natural and acquired; a qualified teacher may be no longer competent, by reason of ill health. Able and capable suggest general ability and reserved power, able being the higher word of the two. An able man will do something well in any position. A capable man will come up to any ordinary demand. We say an able orator, a capable accountant.
Adequate to the demand; for the purpose.
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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"
adequate, decent, enoughadjective
sufficient for the purpose
"an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough"
adequate, passable, fair to middling, tolerableadjective
about average; acceptable
"more than adequate as a secretary"
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Universal, rapid testing so everybody knows who's healthy and who's not. That's the only way we get back to work, without adequate testing capacity fighting Covid-19 is like shooting in the dark.
Because the federal government has failed to provide adequate assurances regarding refugees it is settling in Kansas, we have no option but to end our cooperation with and participation in the federal refugee resettlement program.
Suzuki must come with adequate improvement measures or the RDW will begin the process of revoking its European type approval.
There are worries about having lesser-trained pilots and that creating more risk, or congested airspace, air traffic control that is not adequate to support the services going through.
The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
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- съразмерен, съответен, адекватенBulgarian
- adequatCatalan, Valencian
- adekvátní, odpovídající, přiměřenýCzech
- adäquat, angemessenGerman
- sopiva, asianmukainen, tarkoituksenmukainen, riittäväFinnish
- megfelelő, adekvátHungarian
- 適切, 適当, 十分Japanese
- atbilstošs, piederīgs, piemērotsLatvian
- адекватен, соодветенMacedonian
- deugdelijk, adequaat, voldoendeDutch
- tilstrekkelig, adekvatNorwegian
- adekwatny, odpowiedniPolish
- достаточный, адекватный, соразмерный, подходящий, соответствующийRussian
- tillämplig, adekvatSwedish
- uygun, yeterliTurkish
- đầy đủ, đủVietnamese
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