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as in: appropriated the Define
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.

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  • So ended their discourse, which, for any very appropriate service it could render Fanny, might as well have been spared, for Mrs. Norris had not the smallest intention of taking her.
  • To do him justice, however, he did not resolve to appropriate it; for remembering that there was some very good ranting-ground in Frederick, he professed an equal willingness for that.

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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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