suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
"a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve(verb)
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
"I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
appropriate, capture, seize, conquer(verb)
take possession of by force, as after an invasion
"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
To make suitable; to suit. -- William Paley.
To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, "let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit."
To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others;with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. --Blackstone.
Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.
Hence, belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.
Origin: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.
set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper
to take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit
to set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy
to make suitable; to suit
to annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property
a property; attribute
Origin: [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ap-prō′pri-āt, v.t. to make the private property of any one: to take to one's self as one's own: to set apart for a purpose: (arch.) to select as suitable (with to).—adj. set apart for a particular purpose: peculiar: suitable.—adv. Appropriately.—ns. Apprō′priateness; Appropriā′tion, the act of appropriating: in Church law, the making over of a benefice to an owner who receives the tithes, but is bound to appoint a vicar for the spiritual service of the parish: in Constitutional law, the principle, that supplies granted by parliament are only to be expended for particular objects specified by itself.—adj. Apprō′priative.—ns. Apprō′priativeness; Apprō′priator, one who appropriates.—Appropriation clause, a clause in a parliamentary bill, allotting revenue to any special purpose or purposes. [L. appropriāre, -ātum—ad, to, proprius, one's own. See Proper.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'appropriate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #879
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'appropriate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1142
Rank popularity for the word 'appropriate' in Adjectives Frequency: #101
The numerical value of appropriate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of appropriate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Dr. Emmett Brown The appropriate question is WHEN the hell are they.
So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
They are appropriate but in terms of fiscal policy the appropriate action is to make sure that as long as the economy continues to grow, we balance our budget.
Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart.
If she hears comments such as what Mr. Trump said, she knows that those are not appropriate comments to make, i don't care if you are 10 years old or you are 50 years old, these are not appropriate comments to make.
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- присвоявам си, уместен, определям, подходящ, предназначавам, съответенBulgarian
- apropiatCatalan, Valencian
- vhodný, odpovídající, příslušný, přiměřenýCzech
- zuweisen, angebracht, zugewiesen, aneignen, angemessen, anpassen, passendGerman
- adueñarse, apropiado, designarSpanish
- asianmukainen, varattu, täsmällinen, osoitettu, sovelias, sopivaFinnish
- freagarrach, iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
- illő, megfelelő, kisajátít, elkülönítHungarian
- պատշաճ, համապատասխանArmenian
- 適当, 充当, 適切, 相応しいJapanese
- piederīgs, atbilstošs, piemērotsLatvian
- tika, tōtika, makitaunu, arotau, kokoraho, kaihauMāori
- toewijzen, toepasselijk, geschikt, gepast, aanpassen, passend, aangewezenDutch
- velegnet, formålstjenlig, annektere, passende, hensiktsmessig, egnetNorwegian
- odpowiedni, właściwy, stosownyPolish
- apoderar-se, apropriado, apropriar-se, apropriar, designarPortuguese
- присво́ить, соответствующий, присва́ивать, подходящий, вы́делить, выделя́ть, ассигнова́тьRussian
- prìmjeren, pȍdesan, prìkladanSerbo-Croatian
- tillägna sig, lämplig, tillbörligSwedish
- sâhiplenmek, isâbetli, biçilmiş kaftan, muvfâfık, lâyık, uygun, yakışık alır, yerindeTurkish
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