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Definitions of appropriate

  1.   appropriate for achieving a particular end implies a lack of concern for fairness
  2.   give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause I will earmark this money for your research
  3.   being of striking appropriateness and pertinence the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images an apt reply
  4.   take possession of without permission or take with force as after a conquest or invasion the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants The army seized the town The militia captured the castle
  5.   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
  6.   suitable and fitting the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing
  7.   meant or adapted for an occasion or use a tractor suitable or fit for heavy duty not an appropriate or fit time for flippancy
  8.   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
  9.   Set apart for a particular use or person Hence Belonging peculiarly peculiar suitable fit proper
  10.   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
  11.   To make suitable to suit
  12.   To annex as a benefice to a spiritual corporation as its property
  13.   A property attribute
  14.   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
  15.   To take to oneself in exclusion of others set apart for a particular use as the government appropriated money for good roads
  16.   Fit suitable proper
  17.   Appropriately
  18.   Appropriateness
  19.   To take to one's self as one's own to set apart for a purpose
  20.   Set apart for a particular purpose peculiar suitable
  21.   Proper suitable
  22.   To take for one's self to set apart for a purpose
  23.   To set apart for a particular use assign
  24.   To take for a particular use assign
  25.   To take for one's own use make use of
  26.   Suitable for the person circumstance place etc
  27.   To take and make one's own as by an exclusive right to set apart to one particular use to alienate a benefice
  28.   To set apart for a particular use to claim or use as by right to apply to one's own use
  29.   Limited or set apart to a particular person or use fit suitable

Antonyms for appropriate

opposed, unstylish, fill up, apportion, impolite, increase, pornographic, ill-mannered, distant, unbefitting, untrained, irrelevant, unsuitable, flamboyant, locker room, crude, intolerable, lascivious, banned, add, styleless, splashy, mete out, dowdy, relinquish, destine, alien, razzle-dazzle, gaudy, obscene, assign, inelegant, give, extraneous, ill-bred, conflicting, allot, raunchy, foreign, divide, cede, uncivil, graceless, unprintable, ungracious, improper, unacceptable, Interdicted, incompatible, profane, award, disrespectful, stag, foul, inapplicable, gross, contradictory, renounce, step down, discourteous, indecorous, unqualified, incompetent, incapable, imprudent, unmannered, taboo, inadvisable, thoughtless, X-rated, strengthen, barred, coarse, outlawed, restore, portion out, flashy, bawdy, injudicious, loud, swank, unseemly, unbecoming, perverse, tactless, gutter, uncongenial, unskilled, grant, vulgar, filthy, proscribed, brash, ill-advised, uncalled-for, verboten, inept, unmannerly, incongruous, prohibited, unfit, combine, abdicate, unfitting, noisy, inconsiderate, allocate, allow, contrary, inapposite, undiplomatic, smutty, distribute, inappropriate, inapt, impermissible, Irrelative, select, glitzy, forbidden, unite, appoint, Unmeet, unhappy, unlike, amiss, garish, cheesy, unwise, Misbecoming, impure, tasteless, untoward, impertinent, complete, indelicate, wrong, unskillful, step aside, inexpert, blue, unfashionable, flaring, conjoin, indecent, malapropos, wanton, infelicitous, ostentatious, lewd, resign, unsatisfactory, inadequate, ribald, unconnected, incorrect, nasty, Unbeseeming, porny, Unhandsome, set apart, hostile, ticky-tacky, trashy, indiscreet, dirty, Unapt, remote, strange, ration, abnegate.

Quotes of appropriate

  1. I support public and private partnerships whenever appropriate in order to achieve our goal of a prosperous and vibrant downtown – Alan Autry
  2. We say of an animal that it is intelligent and we say the same thing of a woman but in neither case is it usually appropriate clearly for very different reasons – Jose Bergamin
  3. We have a set of sensible policies that are appropriate for the 21st century and which strike a chord of appeal with the silent majority Perhaps that is why we are welcoming new members every week who have never before been involved in politics – Steve Blake
  4. In the future instead of striving to be right at a high cost it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures – Edward de Bono
  5. And it seems to me correct then and I think it's correct now that job one is get the planning done make sure the buses are there When that's done it's completely appropriate to go around and tour around and look at the damage – Michael Chertoff
  6. I spent a few years here in Memphis in the late '70s and early '80s where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles So it seems like every record I'll do I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember – Alex Chilton
  7. I think a story should take as long to tell as it is appropriate to that particular story – Frank Darabont
  8. We have never really had absolute privacy with our records or our electronic communications government agencies have always been able to gain access with appropriate court orders – Dorothy Denning
  9. If we had we would have realised sooner that Indigenous organisations are sometimes not the appropriate channel for programmes to help the stolen generations because many of them play little part in Indigenous associations – Malcolm Fraser
  10. He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants – Friedrich August von Hayek
  11. 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
  12. I am going to be working on bathroom fittings for a company in the USA and then I thought it was appropriate to simplify the fittings and thus lowering the cost – Arne Jacobsen
  13. Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature a soul why should it be thought unnatural that under appropriate conditions of maladjustment his soul might die before his body does or that his soul might die without his knowing it – Albert J. Nock
  14. When the script was written it was sent to me with asterisks marking where he felt a song would be appropriate Before the film was shot the score was written I made a demo of it so they lived with the music as they were making the film – Alan Price
  15. Form and function are a unity two sides of one coin In order to enhance function appropriate form must exist or be created – Ida P. Rolf

Usage examples for appropriate

  1. Then it was Barbara who spoke though she felt that what she said was not especially appropriate – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  2. Altogether it was a day to be marked not with a white stone that would not have seemed appropriate to Colorado but with a red one – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  3. It would be very appropriate I said – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  4. At the conclusion of this touching and appropriate speech my boy all the men exclaimed We will – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  5. “ Dr Bird a somewhat appropriate authority in this case mentions an incident which happened in America ” – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  6. When anything went wrong Sam'l had an appropriate word for the occasion – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  7. Appropriate clothes should be worn at all times ” – The Colored Girl Beautiful by E. Azalia Hackley
  8. He comes at an appropriate moment cried the Emperor – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. How they have pleaded for medical inspection and appropriate medical treatment of school children – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  10. It seems hardly appropriate to smoke cigars in this room John observed – Poor Relations by Compton Mackenzie
  11. But no it wouldn't be appropriate for this occasion – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  12. It would be unfair continued Mr Stanley to blame too severely those who living constantly in the country give a little in to its appropriate pleasures ” – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  13. Never were resolutions more appropriate or that came more pat to suit the occasion – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  14. We make a practice of givin' presents in our own family Thanksgivin' for it always seemed so kinder appropriate that while we wuz givin' thanks we might just as well give a few more – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  15. “ I did not find anything appropriate to answer – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  16. On another occasion the Christian painter would paint another appropriate vision and a painter of another religion or philosophy would write another appropriate word – The Agony of the Church (1917) by Nikolaj Velimirovic
  17. It is easy to imagine a room in the description of which the following paragraphs would be appropriate 1 Point of view – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  18. As for you two you both need a vacation and nothing could be more perfectly appropriate and more delightful to everybody than that you should take our wedding trip – The Associate Hermits by Frank R. Stockton
  19. The map of the property was not very clear in the matter but he remembered the space well and convinced himself that no other place in all Bullhampton could be so appropriate for a Methodist chapel – The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope
  20. Finally to suppose with Murray that the Interjection does not require a distinct appropriate rule is in admirable keeping with all the foregoing quotations and especially with his notion of what it does require namely the objective case of the first person but who dares deny that the following exclamation is good English – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown

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