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1  —as in:
it is appropriate
Definition suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • These clothes aren't appropriate for work.
appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The movie is not appropriate for young children.
  • appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
  • We disagree about what is appropriate.
  • Her behavior was inappropriate.
  • (editor's note:  The prefix "in-" in inappropriate means not and reverses the meaning of appropriate. This is the same pattern you see in words like incomplete, independent, and inexpensive.)
  • developmentally appropriate lessons
  • Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
    United States 'Founding Fathers'  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • appropriate = suitable
  • For such things your education is appropriate and mine non-existent.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • appropriate = suitable
  • All they want me to do is dress and behave appropriately and not embarrass them.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • appropriately = in a suitable (fitting) manner for a particular situation
  • I was making far more eye contact than was appropriate.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • appropriate = suitable
  • It's an expensive clan to run with; outfits must be coordinated, crisp, and seasonally appropriate.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
appropriate = suitable (fitting) for a particular situation

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2  —as in:
appropriated the
Definition give, assign, or seize a resource — usually for a particular use
  • The money has been appropriated, but it hasn't been spent yet.
appropriated = given or assigned for a particular use
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The invading army appropriated the home to use as a local headquarters.
  • appropriated = took
  • She appropriated my coffee as she ran to the meeting.
  • She appropriated my idea as her own.
  • In practice this means that she appropriates the MEAT LIKE YOU LIKE IT sign and incorporates it into one of her constructions,
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • appropriates = seizes or takes
  • The deputy director seemed very good at appropriating everything that K. was now forced to give up!
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • appropriating = taking (seizing)
  • When they had eaten, Red appropriated the herder's hat,
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • appropriated = took (seized)
  • ...raising the conditions of new appropriations of Lands.
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • appropriations = assignments
  • granting an annual appropriation of two thousand dollars.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • appropriation = giving or assigning money for a particular use
  • In exactly the same way, Germany shifted the borders of the European countries it had subdued, appropriating province after province;
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
appropriating = taking (seizing)

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