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[adj] suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
[adj] being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
[adj] suitable and fitting; "the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing"
[adj] appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
[adj] meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
[v] give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
[v] take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"



Misc. Definitions

\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. In its strict and appropriate meaning. --Porteus. Appropriate acts of divine worship. --Stillingfleet. It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas. --Locke.
\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.
2. 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.
3. To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic] --Paley.
4. (Eng. Eccl. Law) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. --Blackstone.
\Ap*pro"pri*ate\, n. A property; attribute. [Obs.]

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