What does appropriate mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term appropriate:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. appropriate(verb)

    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, 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"

  3. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. appropriate(Verb)

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

  2. appropriate(Verb)

    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."

  3. appropriate(Verb)

    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.

  4. appropriate(Verb)

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

  5. appropriate(Adjective)

    Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.

  6. appropriate(Adjective)

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

  7. appropriate(Adjective)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appropriate(adj)

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

  2. Appropriate(verb)

    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

  3. Appropriate(verb)

    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

  4. Appropriate(verb)

    to make suitable; to suit

  5. Appropriate(verb)

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

  6. Appropriate(noun)

    a property; attribute

  7. Origin: [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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Adjectives Frequency

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

How to pronounce appropriate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say appropriate in sign language?

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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. Donald Trump:

    It will when it's appropriate.

  2. The Times:

    We will respond as appropriate.

  3. Steny Hoyer:

    I think that's -- it's not appropriate.

  4. Jean-Paul Sartre:

    To eat is to appropriate by destruction.

  5. Takehiko Aoki:

    I think our response has been appropriate.

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