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Adjective: appropriate  u'prow-pree-ut
  1. Suitable for a particular person, place or condition etc
    "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
  2. Meant or adapted for an occasion or use
    "a tractor appropriate for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy";
    - suitable, suited
Verb: appropriate  u'prow-pree-ut
  1. Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    - allow, earmark, set aside, reserve
  2. Take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    "The militia appropriated the castle";
    - capture, seize, conquer

Derived forms: appropriated, appropriates, appropriating

See also: appropriateness, apropos, befitting, fit, grade-appropriate, pat, proper, right

Type of: allot, arrogate, assign, assume, portion, seize, take over, usurp

Antonym: inappropriate

Encyclopedia: Appropriate