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What does "Appropriate" mean?


(a.) Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper (n.) A property; attribute (v. t.) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property (v. t.) To make suitable; to suit (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) 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

Synonyms fit, pertinent, right, apropos, due, congruent, seize, expedient, apt, reserve, allow, proper, pat, apposite, suitable, take over, earmark, advantageous, harmonious, befitting, set aside, suited, congruous, called for

Example: "A book not appropriate for children" Example: "Not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"

Word Family appropriacy, appropriately, appropriateness, inappropriacy, inappropriate, inappropriately, inappropriateness