adequate adj.

VERBS be, prove, seem | remain | consider sth, think sth The trains were not considered adequate for use on the modern railways.

ADV. really, very | perfectly, quite, totally | more than The system is more than adequate to deal with any problems. | barely, hardly, less than, not entirely, not wholly The grants given to students are less than adequate. | more or less The amount of money we have been given is more or less adequate. | still | no longer

PREP. for The old computer is still perfectly adequate for most tasks.