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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appropriator - someone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)
acquirer - a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
kleptomaniac - someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive
poacher - someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
preemptor, pre-emptor - someone who acquires land by preemption
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Verily, an appropriator of all values must such bestowing love become; but healthy and holy, call I this selfishness.
He knew very well that he was the proprietor or appropriator of the money, which, according to all proper calculation, ought to have fallen to his younger brother, and he had, we may be sure, some secret pangs of remorse within him, which warned him that he ought to perform some act of justice, or, let us say, compensation, towards these disappointed relations.
1,350,000 for five projects for the construction and renovation of theaters, including $400,000 by House appropriator Maurice Hinchey (D-N.
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the ranking House Democratic Appropriator for the Department of Commerce, releases this statement about today's unemployment report:
1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the lead Democratic Appropriator for the Department of Commerce, issues this statement upon release of today's national employment report:
30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the leading Democratic Appropriator for scientific research and the National Science Foundation, announces that the Foundation has made six awards totaling $2,741,458 to young scientists at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia's University City academic-research district.
18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Democratic Appropriator on the Energy and Water Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee,is calling on the Argonne National Laboratory to provide its expertise to the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing to help resolve mechanical problems that have forced FAA officials to ground Boeing's 787 Dreamliner fleet.
9 million and House appropriator Ralph Regula (R-Ohio) with $7.
1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), a senior House Appropriator and author of the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) to reduce the cost of higher education, issues this statement on the tax cut package approved by the U.
100,000 by House appropriator Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) for the Toledo GROWS High School Garden Learning Initiative, a "community gardening outreach program.
7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02), the lead Democratic Appropriator for the Department of Commerce, issues this statement upon release of today's national employment report:
3 million by House appropriator Harold "Hal" Rogers (R-Ky.