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appropriate
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Angels & Demons
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as in: it is appropriate Define
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • The reporter looked like she was making every effort to appear appropriately moved.

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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
  • My father wanted time to present antimatter in the appropriate light.
  • He had never heard the term "demon’s hole," but he did recall a famous sixth-century critique of the Pantheon whose words seemed oddly appropriate now.

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  • "Not to mention," he added, "because the West Ponente signifies Air, following the breath seems symbolically appropriate."
  • Langdon now realized, appropriate to a vault called "Vatican Assets," the ledgers were arranged by the overall monetary value of each artist’s collection.
  • The camerlegno’s words seemed as appropriate for her father as they did for the Pope.
  • He knew this sacred grotto was reserved exclusively for the relics of Popes, but somehow Mortati sensed this was appropriate.

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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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