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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


Attributeappropriateness


Antonymsinappropriate


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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