v. t.1.To appropriate.
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Her marriage and newborn baby have taken away her attention for a time, but she will soon be choosing the most appropre television drama to make her official comeback.
The dictionary provides a conceptual starting place only as one heeds Elizabeth Costello's warning, "The words on the page can no longer stand up and be counted, each proclaiming 'I mean what I mean!" (9) For the word "appropriate," the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives two pronunciations and parts of speech: appropriate as an adjective with definitions ranging from "annexed" to "attached or belonging as an attribute, quality or right" and appropriate as a transitive verb from the French "appropre" to "render one's own." For the verb, the dictionary includes, "1) ...