appropriate

  • 1 appropriate — ap·pro·pri·ate /ə prō prē ˌāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing [Late Latin appropriare to take possession of, from ad to, for + proprius one s own] 1: to set apart for or assign to a particular recipient, purpose, or use the legislature appropriating funds for… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Appropriate — Ap*pro pri*ate, a. [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one s own, proper. See {Proper}.] Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Appropriate — Ap*pro pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appropriating}.] 1. To take to one s self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 appropriate — [adj] suitable adapted, applicable, appurtenant, apropos, apt, becoming, befitting, belonging, congruous, convenient, correct, deserved, desired, due, felicitous, fit, fitting, germane, good, just, on the button*, on the nose*, opportune,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 appropriate — vb preempt, *arrogate, confiscate, usurp Analogous words: *take, seize, grab: annex, *add appropriate adj fitting, proper, *fit, suitable, apt, meet, happy, felicitous Analogous words: apposite, pertinent, germane, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 appropriate — [ə prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj. [, ə prō′prēit] vt. appropriated, appropriating [ME appropriaten < LL appropriatus, pp. of appropriare, to make one s own < L ad , to + proprius, one s own] 1. to take for one s own or exclusive use 2. to take… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Appropriate — Ap*pro pri*ate, n. A property; attribute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 appropriate — ap‧pro‧pri‧ate [əˈprəʊpri eɪt ǁ əˈproʊ ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to take something for yourself when you have no right to do this: • The generals appropriated defence funds, leaving their men unpaid for months. 2. ECONOMICS to take something,… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 appropriate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ suitable; proper. ► VERB 1) take for one s own use without permission. 2) devote (money) to a special purpose. DERIVATIVES appropriately adverb appropriateness noun appropriation noun app …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 appropriate — I adj. 1) appropriate for; to (appropriate for us; appropriate to the occasion) 2) appropriate to + inf. (it is not appropriate to tip a bus driver) 3) appropriate that + clause; subj. (it is appropriate that he be/ should be present) II v. 1)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 appropriate — ap|pro|pri|ate1 W1S1 [əˈprəupri ıt US əˈprou ] adj correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose ≠ ↑inappropriate appropriate for ▪ clothes appropriate for a job interview appropriate to ▪ an education system which is more… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 appropriate — 01. I don t really think that it is [appropriate] to wear jeans to the office. 02. Mark wasn t allowed in the nightclub because they had a dress code, and he wasn t dressed [appropriately]. 03. I really wonder about the [appropriateness] of… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 appropriate — ap|pro|pri|ate1 [ ə proupriət ] adjective *** suitable or right for a particular situation or purpose: This isn t the appropriate time to discuss the problem. The manager should take appropriate action if safety standards are not being met.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 appropriate — I UK [əˈprəʊprɪət] / US [əˈproʊprɪət] adjective ** suitable or right for a particular situation or purpose This isn t the appropriate time to discuss the problem. The manager should take appropriate action if safety standards are not being met.… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 appropriate — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Appropriate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑congress {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ consider sth, deem sth, feel sth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 appropriate — ♦♦♦ appropriates, appropriating, appropriated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]əpro͟ʊpriət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]əpro͟ʊprieɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ that/to inf, ADJ for/to n Something that is appropriate is suitable… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 appropriate — I. transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare, from Latin ad + proprius own Date: 15th century 1. to take exclusive possession of ; annex < no one should appropriate a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 appropriate — {{11}}appropriate (adj.) specially suitable, proper, early 15c., from L. appropriatus, pp. of appropriare (see APPROPRIATE (Cf. appropriate) (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness. {{12}}appropriate (v.) early 15c., take possession of,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 19 appropriate —    1. to steal    Originally, it meant to take for your own use, without any taint of impropriety:     All old mali had actually done, though, was appropriate his half share of what he had hoed and sweated to grow. (P. Scott, 1977 the mali, or… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 appropriate — 1 adjective correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose: At an appropriate moment I ll offer the visitors some coffee. (+ for): Your clothes are hardly appropriate for a job interview. (+ to): objectives and strategies which… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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