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as in: appropriated the Define
give, assign, or seize a resource -- usually for a particular use
  • Can the strongest man escape from them when once he is appropriated?

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  • The money has been appropriated, but it hasn’t been spent yet.
  • The invading army appropriated the home to use as a local headquarters.

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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • …is the tragedy of irresolution; but all Shakespear’s projections of the deepest humanity he knew have the same defect: their characters and manners are lifelike; but their actions are forced on them from without, and the external force is grotesquely inappropriate except when it is quite conventional, as in the case of Henry V. Falstaff is more vivid than any of these serious reflective characters, because he is self-acting: his motives are his own appetites and instincts and humors.

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

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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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