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appropriate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'appropriate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Appropriate [ a.]
- Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
2 . Appropriate [ n.]
- A property; attribute.
3 . 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.
- 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.
- To make suitable; to suit.
- To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.

Meaning of 'appropriate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . appropriate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
Example in sentence:
  • I will earmark this money for your research;
  • She sets aside time for meditation every day
Meaning (2):
- take possession of by force, as after an invasion
Example in sentence:
  • The army seized the town;
  • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants;
  • The militia captured the castle
3 . appropriate [ a]
Meaning (3):
- suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
Example in sentence:
  • a book not appropriate for children;
  • a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity;
  • it seems that an apology is appropriate