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appropriate
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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • He seemed to have no suspicion of any impertinence or inappropriateness in the fact of such questions being put to him.
  • I should think it would be very foolish indeed, unless it happened to come in appropriately.

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  • I always make the wrong gestures—inappropriate gestures—and therefore I degrade the Thought, and raise a laugh instead of doing my subject justice.

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  • These clothes aren’t appropriate for work.
  • The movie is not appropriate for young children.

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unspecified meaning
  • What was appropriate and funny then, has quite lost all interest by this time.
  • And only you, prince, could have found so very appropriate an expression.

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  • You have found a very appropriate expression," said Lebedeff, politely, but with sarcasm.

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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
as in: appropriated the Define
give, assign, or seize a resource -- usually for a particular use
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