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appropriate
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Crime and Punishment
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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • You keep on laughing and very inappropriately, allow me to tell you.
  • To this Amalia Ivanovna very appropriately observed that she had invited those ladies, but "those ladies had not come, because those ladies are ladies and cannot come to a lady who is not a lady."

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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
  • All his clothes were fresh from the tailor’s and were all right, except for being too new and too distinctly appropriate.
  • Those would be appropriate now, really, those are what I ought to put on now….

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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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