give, assign, or seize a resource -- usually for a particular use
Lord Ravenshaw and the duke had appropriated the only two characters worth playing before I reached Ecclesford; and though Lord Ravenshaw offered to resign his to me, it was impossible to take it, you know.
She said little, assented only here and there, and betrayed no inclination either of appropriating any part of the compliment to herself, or of strengthening his views in favour of Northamptonshire.
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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.