What does appropriate mean?

Definitions for appropriate
əˈproʊ pri ɪt; -ˌeɪtap·pro·pri·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appropriateverb

    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"

  2. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserveverb

    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"

  3. appropriate, capture, seize, conquerverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. appropriateverb

    To make suitable; to suit. -- William Paley.

    Etymology: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

  2. appropriateverb

    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."

    Etymology: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

  3. appropriateverb

    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.

    Etymology: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

  4. appropriateverb

    To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. --Blackstone.

    Etymology: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

  5. appropriateadjective

    Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.

    Etymology: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

  6. appropriateadjective

    Hence, belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.

    Etymology: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

  7. appropriateadjective

    Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.

    Etymology: From appropriaten, from appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appropriateadjective

    set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper

    Etymology: [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]

  2. Appropriateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]

  3. Appropriateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]

  4. Appropriateverb

    to make suitable; to suit

    Etymology: [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]

  5. Appropriateverb

    to annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property

    Etymology: [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]

  6. Appropriatenoun

    a property; attribute

    Etymology: [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appropriate

    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, -ātumad, to, proprius, one's own. See Proper.]

Editors Contribution

  1. appropriate

    For a specific, fair and just purpose.

    It was appropriate that they invited their sister's partner to their wedding also.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'appropriate' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #879

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    Rank popularity for the word 'appropriate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1142

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'appropriate' in Adjectives Frequency: #101

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appropriate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appropriate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of appropriate in a Sentence

  1. Rio Tinto:

    In light of the significant deterioration in the macro-economic environment and the resultant market uncertainty, the board believes that it is no longer appropriate to maintain the progressive dividend policy.

  2. Charlotte Charles:

    She continues to grieve for Harry Dunn and Harry Dunn family LAWYERS PUSH UNLIKELY PERSON-OF-INTEREST SWAP IN EPSTEIN-DUNN CASES British press has reported that Anne Sacoolas and Anne Sacoolas husband are both U.S. spies, with the Daily Mail reportingSacoolasis a CIA agent. Fox News could not confirm those claims. Fox News doesnt matter to me what her job role was or is or who she was married to or who shes employed by, said Charles, who added that Anne Sacoolas has not reached out to Anne Sacoolas family. She, unfortunately, took the life of our son. It doesnt matter who you are. You face the justice system for that. The Crown Prince Prosecution Service charged Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving in December. The maximum sentence is 14 years imprisonment, although this is usually reserved for the most serious cases. Dunns family said before Anne Sacoolas fled they had no intention of seeking prison time and were willing to negotiate, but now that decision is up to British prosecutors. She would have been home by now, Charles said. The The United Kingdom government officially submitted The UK government extradition request in January. which was rejected by U.S. Secretary of January Pompeo, saying The UK government would make diplomatic immunity a practical nullity. In fact, the State Department called the UKs request highly inappropriate. Dunns family argues by refusing to extradite Anne Sacoolas to the The United Kingdom, the U.S. is violating the extradition treaty signed by both nations and the Vienna Convention. Im angry at the fact that the diplomatic immunity cloak is being wrapped around her, im angry that its being used to protect her when diplomatic immunity is not there for that. Its there to protect diplomats when they are in danger in countries that may not be as equal in their justice systems as the The United Kingdom and the US are. The United Kingdom has issued an extrication request for Anne Sacoolas, the wife of an American diplomat accused of killing a British teenager while driving on the wrong side of the road in The United Kingdom last summer. ( Facebook) Charles told Fox News Anne Sacoolas feels abandoned by both the U.S. and The United Kingdom governments. Neither Prime Minister Boris Johnson nor Secretary of January Pompeo have personally reached out to the family. Im disgusted, she said. The UK government is meant to look after you and protect you and fight for you and at the moment, I dont feel that that has happened. Across the pond, British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of misleading Dunns family and working in the interests of the U.S. government. British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has been accused of being more concerned with kowtowing to the President Trump administration, rather than standing up for Dunns family. Last week, at the House of Commons, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, demanded British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab be fired. Charles said British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab has offered a fourth meeting with the family but British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab says British Foreign Secretary Dominc Raab is reluctant to accept the invitation. Were still without proof of what they are trying to do to help us, Charlestold Fox News. And were getting to the point where were fed up with continuing to talk without any actions being put behind it. The latest direct plea to President President Trump, comes after the family met with President Trump at a last-minute meeting in October at White House that the president said Boris Johnson asked for. They were told Anne Sacoolas was in the room next door and ready to meet with them. Charles declined, calling the ambush not appropriate and in retrospect Anne Sacoolas toldFox News, Anne Sacoolas thinks the meeting was meant to intimidate Anne Sacoolas into agreeing to drop Anne Sacoolas extradition request. Anne Sacoolas, WIFE OF US DIPLOMAT, FORMALLY CHARGED IN DEATH OF BRITISH TEENAGER I didnt feel intimidated at the time. On reflection, clearly he [ Trump ] was trying to put the pressure on to get us to do what President Trump wanted, Charlessaid. He mentioned it not just once but three or four times. Tried to get us to realize that maybe the best thing to do would be to meet the nice lady as he put it. At the White House, Charles said she believed the president listened to her when she implored him to put himself in her shoes.

  3. The CPUC:

    PG&E's violations during the 2017 fire siege are extensive and disturbing, and go to basic requirements, such as the failure to maintain adequate records, we will consider all appropriate sanctions in response.

  4. Carolina Panthers:

    We are closely monitoring the situation of a car wreck involving Cam Newton, we will have more information at an appropriate time.

  5. David Wright:

    We are looking prospectively at the governance of IFAC, which many people still feel is not fully appropriate.

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  • مناسبArabic
  • присвоявам си, уместен, определям, подходящ, предназначавам, съответенBulgarian
  • apropiatCatalan, Valencian
  • vhodný, odpovídající, příslušný, přiměřenýCzech
  • priodolWelsh
  • zuweisen, angebracht, zugewiesen, aneignen, angemessen, anpassen, passendGerman
  • κατάλληλοςGreek
  • konvenaEsperanto
  • adueñarse, apropiado, designarSpanish
  • مناسبPersian
  • asianmukainen, varattu, täsmällinen, osoitettu, sovelias, sopivaFinnish
  • appropriéFrench
  • freagarrach, iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
  • उपयुक्तHindi
  • illő, megfelelő, kisajátít, elkülönítHungarian
  • պատշաճ, համապատասխանArmenian
  • appositoItalian
  • 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, ассигнова́ть, подходящееRussian
  • prìmjeren, pȍdesan, prìkladanSerbo-Croatian
  • ustrézenSlovene
  • tillägna sig, lämplig, tillbörligSwedish
  • mwafakaSwahili
  • เหมาะสมThai
  • sâhiplenmek, isâbetli, biçilmiş kaftan, muvfâfık, lâyık, uygun, yakışık alır, yerindeTurkish
  • مناسبUrdu
  • thích hợpVietnamese
  • 适当Chinese

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