Ad"e*quate (#), a. [L. adaequatus, p. p. of adaequare to make equal to; ad + aequare to make equal, aequus equal. See 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. De Quincey.

Syn. -- Proportionate; commensurate; sufficient; suitable; competent; capable.

 

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Ad"e*quate (#), v. t. [See Adequate, a.]

1.

To equalize; to make adequate.

[R.]

Fotherby.

2.

To equal.

[Obs.]

It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. Shelford.

 

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