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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (sufficiently)
a. suficientemente
You don't adequately explain your thesis, so your paper is hard to understand.No explicas suficientemente tu tesis, por lo que tu trabajo es difícil de entender.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (satisfactorily)
a. de forma aceptable
The mechanic didn't do the best job, but he did it adequately.El mecánico no hizo el mejor trabajo pero lo hizo de forma aceptable.
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adequately [ˈædɪkwɪtlɪ]
[+prepared, trained, protected] suficientemente; [+punish] de forma apropiada; [+respond] apropiadamente; [+perform] de forma aceptable
he wasn't adequately punished by the football authorities
this has never been adequately explained esto nunca se ha explicado con claridad; he speaks the language adequately habla el idioma de forma aceptable
not in CR Age Discrimination in Employment Act
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