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English adjective: appropriate

1. appropriate suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

SamplesA book not appropriate for children.
A funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity.
It seems that an apology is appropriate.

Similarbefitting, grade-appropriate, pat, proper, right

See alsoapropos, proper



English verb: appropriate

1. appropriate (cognition) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

SamplesI will earmark this money for your research.
She sets aside time for meditation every day.

Synonymsallow, earmark, reserve, set aside

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)allot, assign, portion

2. appropriate (possession) take possession of by force, as after an invasion

SamplesThe invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants.
The army seized the town.
The militia captured the castle.

Synonymscapture, conquer, seize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp

Narrower (hyponym)carry

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