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     1. adj. Suitable or fit; proper.
           The headmaster wondered what an appropriate measure would be to make the pupil behave better.
     2. adj. Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.
           I don't think it was appropriate for the cashier to tell me out loud in front of all those people at the check-out that my hair-piece looked like it was falling out of place.
           While it is not considered appropriate for a professor to date his student, there is no such concern once the semester has ended.
     3. adj. (obsolete) Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.
     4. v. (transitive, archaic) To make suitable; to suit.
     5. v. To take to oneself; to claim or use, especially as by an exclusive right.
           Let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
     6. v. To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, especially in exclusion of all others; with to or for.
           A spot of ground is appropriated for a garden.
           to appropriate money for the increase of the navy
     7. v. (transitive, British, ecclesiastical, legal) To annex (for example a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property).

Example Sentences

That's why it wasn't appropriate for you. 
What we must decide soon is how much more we can appropriate for arms and how many more warheads can we get this year? 
Patients need all the sympathy and support, as well as most appropriate clinical management available. 
Live and let live I always say, when it's appropriate, I mean. 
They can fill the intervening seconds with whatever feels appropriate


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