HyperDic: appropriate

English > 3 senses of the word appropriate:
ADJECTIVEallappropriatesuitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
VERBcognitionappropriate, allow, earmark, set aside, reservegive or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
possessionappropriate, capture, seize, conquertake possession of by force, as after an invasion
appropriate > pronunciation
Soundsahprow'priyaht; ahprow'priyey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > appropriate: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSuitable for a particular person or place or condition etc.
Examples
  • "a book not appropriate for children"
  • "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"
  • "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
Attribute ofappropriatenessThe quality of being specially suitable
NarrowerbefittingAppropriate to
grade-appropriateThe quality of ability and work that is appropriate for students in a specified grade
patexactly suited to the occasion
proper, rightAppropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
See alsoaproposOf an appropriate or pertinent nature
congruous, congruentcorresponding / corresponding in character or kind
fitmeeting adequate standards for a purpose
propermarked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Oppositeinappropriatenot suitable for a particular occasion etc
Spanishapropiado
Catalanadient, apropiat
Nounsappropriatenessthe quality of being specially suitable
Adverbsappropriatelyin an appropriate manner
English > appropriate: 3 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningGive or assign a resource to a particular person or cause.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymsallow, earmark, set aside, reserve
Broaderassign, allot, portionGive out
Spanishapartar, destinar, reservar
Catalanassignar, destinar, reservar
Adjectivesappropriablethat can be appropriated
English > appropriate: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningTake possession of by force, as after an invasion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something from somebody
Synonymscapture, seize, conquer
Narrowercarrycapture after a fight / fight
Broaderassume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogateseize and take control without authority and possibly with force
Spanishapoderarse, apoderar, captar, capturar, confiscar, conquistar, dominar, embargar, incautar, invadir, ocupar, tomar
Catalanapoderar-se, apoderar, captar, capturar, confiscar, conquerir, embargar, incautar, prendre
Adjectivesappropriativeof or relating to or given to the act of taking for yourself
Nounsappropriatorsomeone who takes for his or her own use (especially without permission)

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