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appropriate (v.)

early 15c., "take possession of, take exclusively," from Late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare, adpropriare "to make one's own," from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + propriare "take as one's own," from proprius "one's own" (see proper). Related: Appropriated; appropriating.

appropriate (adj.)

"specially suitable, proper," early 15c., from Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare "make one's own" (see appropriate (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness.

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Definitions of appropriate from WordNet
1
appropriate (v.)
give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause;
Synonyms: allow / earmark / set aside / reserve
appropriate (v.)
take possession of by force, as after an invasion;
Synonyms: capture / seize / conquer
2
appropriate (adj.)
suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc;
a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity
it seems that an apology is appropriate
a book not appropriate for children
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