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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.appropriately - in an appropriate manner; "he was appropriately dressed"
inappropriately, unsuitably - in an inappropriate manner; "he was inappropriately dressed"
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[əˈprəʊprɪɪtlɪ] ADV [dress] → apropiadamente; [respond] → apropiadamente, adecuadamente; [act] → debidamente
appropriately dressed for the occasionvestido apropiadamente para la ocasión, vestido acorde con la ocasión
it's entitled, appropriately enough, "Art for the Nation"se titula, muy apropiadamente, "Arte para la Nación"
they have committed a crime and they must be punished appropriatelyhan cometido un crimen y deben recibir el correspondiente castigo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[əˈprəʊpriətli] adv (= suitably) [dress, act, behave] → de manière appropriée, convenablement; [respond, react] → avec à-propos
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


advtreffend; dressedpassend (for, to für), entsprechend (→ for, to +dat); (= to fit particular needs) designed, equippedentsprechend (→ for, to +dat), → zweckmäßig (for, to für); appropriately enough the letter arrived at that very momentpassenderweise kam der Brief genau in dem Augenblick; rather appropriately she was called Goldilocksder Name Goldköpfchen passte sehr gut zu ihr
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[əˈprəʊprɪɪtlɪ] advin modo adatto or appropriato
he was appropriately insured → era assicurato in modo adeguato or convenientemente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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Nicholas blushed and was confused when people spoke to him about the princess (as she did when he was mentioned) and even when he thought of her, but in her presence he felt quite at ease, and said not at all what he had prepared, but what, quite appropriately, occurred to him at the moment.
The great events of his life are of public as well as private significance, appropriately, therefore, invested with public ceremonial.
The sensation produced by Princess Myakaya's speeches was always unique, and the secret of the sensation she produced lay in the fact that though she spoke not always appropriately, as now, she said simple things with some sense in them.
The singing of a man cast away upon a desolate island might be as appropriately considered as evidence of contentment and happiness, as the singing of a slave; the songs of the one and of the other are prompted by the same emotion.
For it is by stating the species or the genus that we appropriately define any individual man; and we shall make our definition more exact by stating the former than by stating the latter.
That piratical-looking fellow, appropriately named the man-of-war's-hawk, with his blood-red bill and raven plumage, would come sweeping round us in gradually diminishing circles, till you could distinctly mark the strange flashings of his eye; and then, as if satisfied with his observation, would sail up into the air and disappear from the view.
There were a good many photographs, mostly signed, above the mantelpiece; a cigar cabinet, a case of sporting-rifles and shot guns, some fishing tackle, a case of books, distributed appropriately about the apartment.
I have christened her (far more appropriately) Boiled Veal.
Macallan, "have reason to think that your whole project is a mad one, and that in asking Dexter's advice on it you appropriately consult a madman.
Cephalus, the patriarch of house, has been appropriately engaged in offering a sacrifice.
Her large pink face was appropriately solemn, and her plum-coloured satin with pale blue side-panels, and blue ostrich plumes in a small satin bonnet, met with general approval; but before she had settled herself with a stately rustle in the pew opposite Mrs.
'Oh, my fellow-men, behold of what a traitor in the camp of those great spirits who are enrolled upon the holy scroll of Justice and of Union, is appropriately capable!

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