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Appropriate (IPA: /əˈpɹoʊpɹiˌeɪt/, /əˈpɹoʊpɹiət/)


Appropriate (a.)

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

Appropriate (v. t.)

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.

Appropriate (v. t.)

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.

Appropriate (v. t.)

To make suitable; to suit.

Appropriate (v. t.)

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

Appropriate (n.)

A property; attribute.

Appropriate Synonyms

Advantageous, Expedient

Appropriate Synonyms

Apposite, Pertinent, Apropos, Apt

Appropriate Synonyms

Suitable, Right, Befitting, Grade-appropriate, Pat, Apropos, Proper, Suited

Appropriate Synonyms

Congruent, Congruous, Harmonious

Appropriate Synonyms

Fit, Suitable, Suited

Appropriate Synonyms

Set Aside, Reserve, Allow, Earmark

Appropriate Synonyms

Capture, Seize, Conquer

Appropriate Rhymes




Appropriate, Appropriate, Expropriate
Inappropriate, Misappropriate

Spanish Translation

Appropriate in Spanish is Apropiado

Tagalog Translation

Appropriate in Tagalog is Angkop

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [On numerous occasions, Latka has an automatic response, whether appropriate or not.] Thank you very much!" - Taxi (TV series)

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A warrior who is well equipped for the great battle with appropriate weapons acquires wealth." - Sama Veda

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And always embrace things, people earth sky stars, as I do, freely and with the appropriate sense of space." - Frank O'Hara

Example Sentence (Quote)

" For intellectual authority, the appropriate version of Descartes's cogito would be today: I am talked about, therefore I am." - Television

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?" - Time


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