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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.

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Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Suitable for the purpose and circumstances. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Set aside for specific use. Take possession of.

Usage examples (22)
  • A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must be appropriate.
  • A book not appropriate for children
  • Adjective : an appropriate example; an appropriate dress. ,Each played his appropriate part
  • Verb (used with object) : The legislature appropriated funds for the university. ,He appropriated the trust funds for himself for more
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