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ap·pro·pri·ate

 (ə-prō′prē-ĭt)
adj.
Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.
tr.v. (-āt′) ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing, ap·pro·pri·ates
1. To set apart for a specific use: appropriating funds for education.
2. To take possession of or make use of exclusively for oneself, often without permission: My coworker appropriated my unread newspaper.

[Middle English appropriat, from Late Latin appropriātus, past participle of appropriāre, to make one's own : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin proprius, own; see per in Indo-European roots.]

ap·pro′pri·ate·ly adv.
ap·pro′pri·ate·ness n.
ap·pro′pri·a′tive (-ā′tĭv) adj.
ap·pro′pri·a′tor n.
Synonyms: appropriate, arrogate, commandeer, confiscate
These verbs mean to seize for oneself or as one's right: appropriated the family car; arrogated the chair at the head of the table; commandeered a plane for the escape; confiscating stolen property. See Also Synonyms at allocate.

appropriate

adj
1. right or suitable; fitting
2. rare particular; own: they had their appropriate methods.
vb (tr)
3. to take for one's own use, esp illegally or without permission
4. (Banking & Finance) to put aside (funds, etc) for a particular purpose or person
[C15: from Late Latin appropriāre to make one's own, from Latin proprius one's own; see proper]
apˈpropriable adj
apˈpropriately adv
apˈpropriateness n
apˈpropriative adj
apˈpropriˌator n

ap•pro•pri•ate

(adj. əˈproʊ pri ɪt; v. -ˌeɪt)

adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. adj.
1. particularly suitable; fitting; compatible: remarks appropriate to the occasion.
v.t.
2. to set apart for a specific purpose or use: to appropriate funds for an environmental study.
3. to take to or for oneself; take possession of.
4. to take without permission; expropriate.
[1515–25; < Late Latin appropriātus, past participle of appropriāre to make one's own = Latin ap- ap-1 + propius one's own]
ap•pro′pri•a•ble, adj.
ap•pro′pri•ate•ly, adv.
ap•pro′pri•ate•ness, n.
ap•pro′pri•a`tive (-ˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv) adj.
ap•pro′pri•a`tor, n.

appropriate


Past participle: appropriated
Gerund: appropriating

Imperative
appropriate
appropriate
Present
I appropriate
you appropriate
he/she/it appropriates
we appropriate
you appropriate
they appropriate
Preterite
I appropriated
you appropriated
he/she/it appropriated
we appropriated
you appropriated
they appropriated
Present Continuous
I am appropriating
you are appropriating
he/she/it is appropriating
we are appropriating
you are appropriating
they are appropriating
Present Perfect
I have appropriated
you have appropriated
he/she/it has appropriated
we have appropriated
you have appropriated
they have appropriated
Past Continuous
I was appropriating
you were appropriating
he/she/it was appropriating
we were appropriating
you were appropriating
they were appropriating
Past Perfect
I had appropriated
you had appropriated
he/she/it had appropriated
we had appropriated
you had appropriated
they had appropriated
Future
I will appropriate
you will appropriate
he/she/it will appropriate
we will appropriate
you will appropriate
they will appropriate
Future Perfect
I will have appropriated
you will have appropriated
he/she/it will have appropriated
we will have appropriated
you will have appropriated
they will have appropriated
Future Continuous
I will be appropriating
you will be appropriating
he/she/it will be appropriating
we will be appropriating
you will be appropriating
they will be appropriating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appropriating
you have been appropriating
he/she/it has been appropriating
we have been appropriating
you have been appropriating
they have been appropriating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appropriating
you will have been appropriating
he/she/it will have been appropriating
we will have been appropriating
you will have been appropriating
they will have been appropriating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appropriating
you had been appropriating
he/she/it had been appropriating
we had been appropriating
you had been appropriating
they had been appropriating
Conditional
I would appropriate
you would appropriate
he/she/it would appropriate
we would appropriate
you would appropriate
they would appropriate
Past Conditional
I would have appropriated
you would have appropriated
he/she/it would have appropriated
we would have appropriated
you would have appropriated
they would have appropriated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appropriate - give or assign a resource to a particular person or causeappropriate - give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
allot, portion, assign - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
2.appropriate - take possession of by force, as after an invasionappropriate - take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
take over, usurp, arrogate, seize, assume - seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
carry - capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
Adj.1.appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
apropos - of an appropriate or pertinent nature
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
inappropriate - not suitable for a particular occasion etc; "noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness"; "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach"; "put inappropriate pressure on them"

appropriate

verb
1. seize, take, claim, assume, take over, acquire, confiscate, annex, usurp, impound, pre-empt, commandeer, take possession of, expropriate, arrogate Several other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
seize give, relinquish, cede
2. allocate, allow, budget, devote, assign, designate, set aside, earmark, allot, share out, apportion He is sceptical that Congress will appropriate more money for this.
allocate withhold
3. steal, take, nick (slang, chiefly Brit.), pocket, trouser (slang), pinch (informal), pirate, poach, swipe (slang), lift (informal), knock off (slang), heist (U.S. slang), embezzle, blag (slang), pilfer, misappropriate, snitch (slang), purloin, filch, plagiarize, thieve, peculate What do they think about your appropriating their music and culture?

appropriate

adjective
1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place:
2. Suited to one's end or purpose:
3. Consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances:
verb
1. To set aside or apart for a specified purpose:
2. To lay claim to for oneself or as one's right:
Translations
مُلَائِممُلائِم، مُناسِبمناسب
vhodnýpříslušnýodpovídajícípřiměřený
passende
sopivasoveliastäsmällinenvarattuasianmukainen
prikladanprimjerenpodesan
értelemszerûnem kívánt
hlutaîeigandi; viîeigandi
適切な
적합한
atitinkamas
atbilstošspiemērots
primerenustrezen
lämplig
เหมาะสม
thích hợp

appropriate

A. [əˈprəʊprɪɪt] ADJ [time, place, method, response] → apropiado, adecuado; [moment] → oportuno, apropiado, adecuado; [authority, department] → competente, correspondiente
it is appropriate thatresulta apropiado or adecuado que ...
it may be appropriate to discuss this with your solicitorquizá sería conveniente que discutiera esto con su abogado
she's the most appropriate person to present the awardes la persona más indicada or más adecuada para presentar el premio
to take appropriate actiontomar las medidas apropiadas or adecuadas or pertinentes
choose A, B or C as appropriateelija A, B o C según corresponda
this treatment was very appropriate for our soneste tratamiento resultó ser muy apropiado or adecuado para nuestro hijo
it would not be appropriate for me to discuss individual casesno sería apropiado que comentara casos concretos
to take appropriate precautionstomar las debidas precauciones
it seemed appropriate to end with a jokeparecía apropiado terminar con un chiste
words appropriate to the occasionpalabras apropiadas or adecuadas para la ocasión
a job appropriate to his talentsun trabajo que se adecúa a sus aptitudes
A, and where appropriate, BA, y en su caso, B
you will be answering queries, and, where appropriate, demonstrating our softwaredará información a quien la pida y, si se presta, hará demostraciones de nuestro software
B. [əˈprəʊprɪeɪt] VT
1. (= steal) → apropiarse de
2. (= set aside) [+ funds] → asignar, destinar (for a)

appropriate

[əˈprəʊpriət]
adj
(= suitable) [person, clothing, comments, time, reponse, punishment] → qui convient, approprié(e); [behaviour, subject] → convenable; [authority] → compétent(e); [treatment, skills, training] → adéquat(e); [visa] → requis(e)
to take appropriate action → prendre des mesures appropriées
appropriate for sb/sth, appropriate to sb/sth → approprié(e) à qn/qch
That dress isn't very appropriate for an interview → Cette robe n'est pas très appropriée pour un entretien.
it is appropriate to ... → il est approprié de ...
it seems appropriate to ... → il semble approprié de ...
it is appropriate that ... → il est approprié que ...
to be appropriate for sb to do sth
It would not be appropriate for me to comment → Il ne me serait pas approprié de commenter.
(= timely) → opportun(e)
[əˈprəʊprieɪt] vt
(= take) [+ profit] → s'approprier; [+ land] → s'approprier; [+ idea] → s'approprier
(US) (= allot) [+ money, funds] → affecter
to appropriate sth for sth → affecter qch à qch

appropriate

1
adj
(= suitable, fitting)passend, geeignet (for, to für), angebracht (for, to für); (to a situation, occasion) → angemessen (→ to +dat); name, remarktreffend; it was appropriate that he came at that momentes traf sich gut, dass er da gerade kam; clothing appropriate for or to the weather conditionswettergemäße Kleidung; a style appropriate to one’s subjectein dem Thema entsprechender or angemessener Stil; to be appropriate for doing somethinggeeignet sein, etw zu tun
(= relevant)entsprechend; body, authorityzuständig; where appropriatewo es angebracht ist/war, an gegebener Stelle; put a tick where appropriateZutreffendes bitte ankreuzen; delete as appropriateNichtzutreffendes or nicht Zutreffendes streichen; it may be appropriate (for you) to discuss this with your lawyersie sollten das vielleicht mit Ihrem Anwalt besprechen

appropriate

2
vt
(= assume possession or control of)beschlagnahmen; (= take for oneself)sich (dat)aneignen, mit Beschlag belegen; sb’s ideassich (dat)zu eigen machen
(= allocate) fundszuteilen, zuweisen

appropriate

[adj əˈprəʊprɪɪt; vb əˈprəʊprɪeɪt]
1. adj (moment, name) → adatto/a, opportuno/a; (remark) → opportuno/a; (word) → giusto/a, adatto/a; (authority) → competente
appropriate for or to → adatto/a a, appropriato/a a, adeguato/a a
it would not be appropriate for me to comment → non sta a me fare dei commenti
whichever seems more appropriate → ciò che sembra più adatto
he is the appropriate person to ask → è lui il competente in materia
2. vt
a. (take for one's own use) → appropriarsi di
b. (frm) (allocate) → destinare, stanziare

appropriate

(əˈprəupriət) adjective
suitable; proper. Her clothes were appropriate to the occasion; Complain to the appropriate authority.
apˈpropriateness noun
apˈpropriately adverb
suitably. appropriately dressed for the occasion.

appropriate

مُلَائِم vhodný passende passend κατάλληλος apropiado sopiva approprié prikladan adatto 適切な 적합한 geschikt passende odpowiedni apropriado соответствующий lämplig เหมาะสม uygun thích hợp 适当的

appropriate

a. apropiado-a, adecuado-a, apto-a.

appropriate

adj adecuado, apropiado
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A cluster of grave yet cheerful pansies on a deeper purple ground was pronounced very appropriate and pretty, and beth worked away early and late, with occasional lifts over hard parts.
To sum it up for you--notice I use the word `sum,' which is very appropriate for a bank--the professor has got on the track of another lost or hidden city.
Such memorials of the passage and struggles of man are yet frequent throughout the broad barrier of wilderness which once separated the hostile provinces, and form a species of ruins that are intimately associated with the recollections of colonial history, and which are in appropriate keeping with the gloomy character of the surrounding scenery.
More frequently, however, on ascending the steps, you would discern -- in the entry if it were summer time, or in their appropriate rooms if wintry or inclement weathers row of venerable figures, sitting in old-fashioned chairs, which were tipped on their hind legs back against the wall.
It was in fact the very appropriate truth that she had ventured to criticize the propriety, to hint at the incongruity, of so close an alliance, and even to go so far on the subject as a frank overture to Miss Jessel.
the chimney jambs and all the bricks inside were very sooty, so that I thought this fire-place made a very appropriate little shrine or chapel for his Congo idol.
And the men who read the despatches off to the audience were old campaigners, who had been to the places and helped to make the vote, and could make appropriate comments: Quincy, Illinois, from 189 to 831--that was where the mayor had arrested a Socialist speaker
The text was, `He hath made everything beautiful in its season;' and he showed how all the orders and distinctions in society came from God; and that it was so appropriate, you know, and beautiful, that some should be high and some low, and that some were born to rule and some to serve, and all that, you know; and he applied it so well to all this ridiculous fuss that is made about slavery, and he proved distinctly that the Bible was on our side, and supported all our institutions so convincingly.
When Emma Jane Perkins walked through the "short cut" with her, the two children used to render this with appropriate dramatic action.
And your mother has brought on herself a most appropriate punishment.
Humility is a Christian grace, and one peculiarly appropriate to the pupils of Lowood; I, therefore, direct that especial care shall be bestowed on its cultivation amongst them.
I reached this book, and a pot of ink from a shelf, and pushed the house-door ajar to give me light, and I have got the time on with writing for twenty minutes; but my companion is impatient, and proposes that we should appropriate the dairywoman's cloak, and have a scamper on the moors, under its shelter.

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