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Appropriate meaning

appropriate - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. take possession of by force, as after an invasion; " the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; " The army seized the town"; " The militia captured the castle"
  2. 2. Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To make suitable; to suit.
  5. 5. To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.
  6. 6. A property; attribute.
  7. 7. To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; - with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
  8. 8. Proper; suitable.
  9. 9. To take for one's self; to set apart for a purpose.

appropriate - examples of usage

  1. A full moon, appropriate to the occasion in more senses than one, was shining. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Give appropriate feed of best quality in small quantities. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Everything here is beautifully appropriate. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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