As a verb yearn
is to long, have a strong desire (for something) or yearn
can be (scotland) to curdle, as milk.
As an adjective adequate is
From (etyl) giernan, from (etyl) .
To long, have a strong desire (for something).
* All I yearn for is a simple life.
To long for something in the past with melancholy, nostalgically
To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
To pain; to grieve; to vex.
- Falstaff he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.
- It would yearn your heart to see it.
- It yearns me not if men my garments wear.
(Scotland) To curdle, as milk.
Equal to some requirement; proportionate, or correspondent; fully sufficient; as, powers adequate to a great work; an adequate definition lawfully and physically sufficient.
* De Quincey
* Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Empty House
- Ireland had no adequate champion.
- All day, as I drove upon my round, I turned over the case in my mind and found no explanation which appeared to me to be adequate .
(obsolete) To equalize; to make adequate.
(obsolete) To equal.
- It [is] an impossibility for any creature to adequate God in his eternity. — Shelford.