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Adjective appropriate has 5 senses
  1. appropriate - suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
    inappropriate, unsuitable, improper, wrong, unbefitting
  2. advantageous, appropriate - appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
    Antonym: inexpedient (indirect, via expedient)
  3. appropriate, suitable, suited - meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
    Antonym: unfit (indirect, via fit)
  4. appropriate, harmonious - suitable and fitting; "the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing"
    Antonym: incongruous (indirect, via congruous)
  5. apposite, appropriate, apt, pertinent - being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
    Antonym: malapropos (indirect, via apropos)
Verb appropriate has 2 senses
  1. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve - give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
    --1 is one way to assign, allot, portion
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  2. appropriate, capture, seize, conquer - take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
    --2 is one way to assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate
    Derived form: noun appropriator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
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