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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.

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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