conforming exactly or almost exactly to a standard
Can I be sure the rankings are fully
accurate and reliable?
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
What use is a law without
adequate resources to enforce it?
Synonyms for "adequate" that start with "a" are: average, acceptable, all right. But to truly get an A in life, you should aim to be amazing.
benefit resulting from some event or action
The drive to left field gave the A's a 5-4
an investigation of the component parts of a whole
Analysis of data from England and Wales shows air pollution is particularly harmful in the elderly.
break down into components or essential features
A baseball coach raved about using his iPad to help his players
analyse and improve their swing.
suitable for a particular person, place, or situation
He appointed the experts to evaluate whether patients are getting
When pronounced with the accent on the second syllable, "appropriate" is an adjective. When pronounced with the accent on the last syllable, "appropriate" is a verb that describes an inappropriate action: take possession of by force, as after an invasion.
present reasons to support one's views
argued that the jury reached the correct verdict in the case.
an assertion offered as evidence that something is true
argument is that a global climate policy will speed the development of renewables.
Both the definitions and example sentences for "argue" and "argument" are for reasonable ways of talking and thinking. But both the verb and noun can also refer to disagreements and fights that can get loud and ugly.
take to be the case or to be true
assume they are at home, sleeping. It is four in the morning, after all," Mama said.
a statement that is held to be true
Lorenz's work reminds us exactly why, in today's unsettled economy, it can be difficult to make
assumptions about what will happen next.