appropriate


appropriate
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verb
Appropriate is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑congress
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adj.
VERBS
be, seem
consider sth, deem sth, feel sth, think sth

It was thought appropriate to award her the prize.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
entirely, perfectly
culturally
PREPOSITION
for

It might be appropriate for him to attend the course.

to

Tutors can construct tests appropriate to individual students' needs.

Appropriate is used with these nouns: ↑action, ↑adjustment, ↑agency, ↑analogy, ↑answer, ↑authority, ↑balance, ↑box, ↑channel, ↑choice, ↑compensation, ↑context, ↑degree, ↑expertise, ↑facility, ↑fashion, ↑fee, ↑feedback, ↑instrument, ↑limit, ↑manner, ↑means, ↑measure, ↑metaphor, ↑place, ↑precaution, ↑punishment, ↑qualification, ↑recognition, ↑reference, ↑remedy, ↑replacement, ↑response, ↑safeguard, ↑sentence, ↑setting, ↑size, ↑starting point, ↑time, ↑training, ↑use, ↑venue, ↑way, ↑wording

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  • appropriate — ap·pro·pri·ate /ə prō prē ˌāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing [Late Latin appropriare to take possession of, from ad to, for + proprius one s own] 1: to set apart for or assign to a particular recipient, purpose, or use the legislature appropriating funds for… …   Law dictionary

  • Appropriate — 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appropriate — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appropriate — [adj] suitable adapted, applicable, appurtenant, apropos, apt, becoming, befitting, belonging, congruous, convenient, correct, deserved, desired, due, felicitous, fit, fitting, germane, good, just, on the button*, on the nose*, opportune,… …   New thesaurus

  • appropriate — vb preempt, *arrogate, confiscate, usurp Analogous words: *take, seize, grab: annex, *add appropriate adj fitting, proper, *fit, suitable, apt, meet, happy, felicitous Analogous words: apposite, pertinent, germane, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • appropriate — [ə prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj. [, ə prō′prēit] vt. appropriated, appropriating [ME appropriaten < LL appropriatus, pp. of appropriare, to make one s own < L ad , to + proprius, one s own] 1. to take for one s own or exclusive use 2. to take… …   English World dictionary

  • Appropriate — Ap*pro pri*ate, n. A property; attribute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appropriate — ap‧pro‧pri‧ate [əˈprəʊpri eɪt ǁ əˈproʊ ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to take something for yourself when you have no right to do this: • The generals appropriated defence funds, leaving their men unpaid for months. 2. ECONOMICS to take something,… …   Financial and business terms

  • appropriate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ suitable; proper. ► VERB 1) take for one s own use without permission. 2) devote (money) to a special purpose. DERIVATIVES appropriately adverb appropriateness noun appropriation noun app …   English terms dictionary

  • appropriate — I adj. 1) appropriate for; to (appropriate for us; appropriate to the occasion) 2) appropriate to + inf. (it is not appropriate to tip a bus driver) 3) appropriate that + clause; subj. (it is appropriate that he be/ should be present) II v. 1)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • appropriate — ap|pro|pri|ate1 W1S1 [əˈprəupri ıt US əˈprou ] adj correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose ≠ ↑inappropriate appropriate for ▪ clothes appropriate for a job interview appropriate to ▪ an education system which is more… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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