Meaning of 'appropriate'

Find the meaning of the word ‘appropriate’

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Meaning of ‘appropriate’

4 definitions found.



suitable for a particular person, place, or condition

Example: "That book is not appropriate for children."


to devote or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

Example: "They appropriated funds for my legal defense."

Synonyms: reserve earmark set aside allow


to take possession of by force, as after an invasion

Example: "We appropriated the illegally acquired funds."

Synonyms: capture


to take something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission

Example: "I appropriated old WPA posters for the homework assignment."

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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