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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
References in classic literature ?
The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products.
Their hearts, too, had been torn out and carried off; a proof of their signal valor; for in devouring the heart of a foe renowned for bravery, or who has distinguished himself in battle, the Indian victor thinks he appropriates to himself the courage of the deceased.
Why it was that upon this beautiful feminine tissue, sensitive as gossamer, and practically blank as snow as yet, there should have been traced such a coarse pattern as it was doomed to receive; why so often the coarse appropriates the finer thus, the wrong man the woman, the wrong woman the man, many thousand years of analytical philosophy have failed to explain to our sense of order.
He comes in quietly with his hat on, appropriates the most comfortable chair, lights his pipe, and commences to puff in silence.
Train her in the art of dramatic disguise; provide her with appropriate dresses for different characters; develop her accomplishments in singing and playing; give her plenty of smart talk addressed to the audience; advertise her as a Young Lady at Home; astonish the public by a dramatic entertainment which depends from first to last on that young lady's own sole exertions; commit the entire management of the t hing to my care -- and what follows as a necessary con sequence?
Was it not an appropriate thing for people in a higher station to take a charge off the hands of a man in a lower?
To-night I feel inclined to allow my choice to be directed by sentiment; and as we are on so pretty a pilgrimage, would it not be appropriate to drink Liebfraumilch?
As to persons of quality, they give security to appropriate a certain sum for each child, suitable to their condition; and these funds are always managed with good husbandry and the most exact justice.
The appropriate metre was also here introduced; hence the measure is still called the iambic or lampooning measure, being that in which people lampooned one another.
But, it being my intention to write a thing which shall be useful to him who apprehends it, it appears to me more appropriate to follow up the real truth of the matter than the imagination of it; for many have pictured republics and principalities which in fact have never been known or seen, because how one lives is so far distant from how one ought to live, that he who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation; for a man who wishes to act entirely up to his professions of virtue soon meets with what destroys him among so much that is evil.
For should any one define in what sense each is an animal, his definition in the one case will be appropriate to that case only.
Poyser answering for the rest with unwonted vivacity of tongue, for he had all the appropriate wedding-day jokes at his command.

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