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adjective

  1. suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.: an appropriate example; an appropriate dress.
  2. belonging to or peculiar to a person; proper: Each played his appropriate part.

verb (used with object), ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing.

  1. to set apart, authorize, or legislate for some specific purpose or use: The legislature appropriated funds for the university.
  2. to take to or for oneself; take possession of.
  3. to take without permission or consent; seize; expropriate: He appropriated the trust funds for himself.
  4. to steal, especially to commit petty theft.

adjective (əˈprəʊprɪɪt)

  1. right or suitable; fitting
  2. rare particular; ownthey had their appropriate methods

verb (əˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt) (tr)

  1. to take for one’s own use, esp illegally or without permission
  2. to put aside (funds, etc) for a particular purpose or person
v.

early 15c., “take possession of,” from Late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare, adpropriare (c.450) “to make one’s own,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + propriare “take as one’s own,” from proprius “one’s own” (see proper). Related: Appropriated; appropriating.

adj.

“specially suitable, proper,” early 15c., from Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare (see appropriate (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness.

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