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Meaning & Definition of Appropriate in English





1. Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

  • "I will earmark this money for your research"
  • "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
  • allow,
  • appropriate,
  • earmark,
  • set aside,
  • reserve

2. Take possession of by force, as after an invasion

  • "The invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"
  • "The army seized the town"
  • "The militia captured the castle"
  • appropriate,
  • capture,
  • seize,
  • conquer


1. Suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

  • "A book not appropriate for children"
  • "A funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"
  • "It seems that an apology is appropriate"
  • appropriate

Examples of using

However, the moment was not very appropriate.
Next time, you should wear something more appropriate.
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