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Definition 1: a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner - [noun denoting act]

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

  • the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit
  • a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest

(appropriation is a kind of ...) the act of acquiring something

"I envied his talent for acquiring" "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

(... is a kind of appropriation ) the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source

"the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

(... is a kind of appropriation ) a prior appropriation of something

"the preemption of bandwidth by commercial interests"

(... is a kind of appropriation ) the taking possession of something by legal process

(... is a kind of appropriation ) seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized

Definition 2: incorporation by joining or uniting - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for appropriation in the sense of this definition

(appropriation is a kind of ...) including by incorporating

Definition 3: money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose - [noun denoting possession]

(appropriation is a kind of ...) the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

"we tried to collect the money he owed us"

(... is a kind of appropriation ) a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents

(appropriation belongs to category ...) persons who make or amend or repeal laws

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