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Definition 1: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause - [verb of cognition]

Samples where appropriate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I will earmark this money for your research
  • She sets aside time for meditation every day

Synonyms for appropriate in the sense of this definition

(appropriate is a kind of ...) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

Definition 2: take possession of by force, as after an invasion - [verb of possession]

Samples where appropriate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
  • The army seized the town
  • The militia captured the castle

Synonyms for appropriate in the sense of this definition

(appropriate is a kind of ...) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town" "he usurped my rights" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

(... is a kind of appropriate ) capture after a fight

"The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

Definition 3: suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where appropriate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a book not appropriate for children
  • a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity
  • it seems that an apology is appropriate

(appropriate is similar to ...) appropriate to

"behavior befitting a father"

(appropriate is similar to ...) the quality of ability and work that is appropriate for students in a specified grade

(appropriate is similar to ...) exactly suited to the occasion

"a pat reply"

(appropriate is similar to ...) appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

"everything in its proper place" "the right man for the job" "she is not suitable for the position"

(means also ...) of an appropriate or pertinent nature

(means also ...) marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness

"proper medical treatment" "proper manners"

(... are attributes of appropriate) the quality of being specially suitable

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