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American English: /ˈædəkwət/
British English: /ˈadɪkwət/

Translation of adequate in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (sufficient)
    we didn't get adequate notice
    no se nos avisó con la suficiente anticipación
    1.2 (good enough)
    work of an adequate standard
    un trabajo de un nivel aceptable
    the room was perfectly adequate
    la habitación estaba bien or no estaba nada mal
    to be adequate to something/-inghe isn't adequate to the task
    no es una persona idónea or competente para realizar la tarea
    is she adequate to being left in charge?
    ¿se la puede dejar al mando?
    Example sentences
    • They point to figures that show current oil supplies are more than adequate to satisfy demand.
    • Allocation of adequate resources for research in these fields is highly desirable.
    • The band simply didn't have the time or resources to find an adequate replacement for Frank.

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