Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Appropriate

Appropriate

  1. Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To make suitable; to suit.
  5. To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.
  6. A property; attribute.

Appropriate Quotations

I believe everyone should have a good death. You know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. Because after all, tears are appropriate on a death bed. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.
Terry Pratchett

I can and do aspire to be greater than the sum total of my experiences, but I accept my limitations. I willingly accept that we who judge must not deny the differences resulting from experience and heritage but attempt, as the Supreme Court suggests, continuously to judge when those opinions, sympathies and prejudices are appropriate.
Sonia Sotomayor

I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
Jack Kevorkian

Of course, the overwhelming majority of Muslims are not terrorists or sympathetic to terrorists. Equating all Muslims with terrorism is stupid and wrong. But acknowledging that there is a link between Islam and terror is appropriate and necessary.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The essential elements of giving are power and love - activity and affection - and the consciousness of the race testifies that in the high and appropriate exercise of these is a blessedness greater than any other.
Mark Hopkins
More "Appropriate" Quotations

Appropriate Translations

appropriate in Afrikaans is geskikt
appropriate in Dutch is gepast, passend, geschikt
appropriate in French is appropriez, approprient, homologue, approprions
appropriate in Latin is vindico (vindicatum), adsumo (assumo), aptus
appropriate in Norwegian is passende
appropriate in Portuguese is apropriado
appropriate in Spanish is tempestivo, apropiado, adecuada, respectivo
Copyright © 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote