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Definition of 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.
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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