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"
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve(verb)
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"
appropriate, capture, seize, conquer(verb)
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"
usurp, capture, fascinate, attach, earmark, sequester, conquer, beguile, impound, get, allow, captivate, enamour, suppress, trance, confiscate, get hold of, assume, prehend, enamor, take over, becharm, reserve, arrogate, subdue, curb, stamp down, set aside, seize, clutch, entrance, inhibit, charm, catch, grab, enchant, bewitch
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The central idea of withdrawing makes abstract in common speech a euphemism for appropriate (unlawfully), purloin, steal. In mental processes we discriminate between objects by distinguishing their differences; we separate some one element from all that does not necessarily belong to it, abstract it, and view it alone. We may separate two ideas, and hold both in mind in comparison or contrast; but when we abstract one of them, we drop the other out of thought. The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted when the attention is divided among different subjects, so that it can not be given properly to any. The trouble with the distracted person is that he is not abstracted. Compare DISCERN.
The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
adapted, fit, fitting, befitting, apt, PAT, suitable, proper, becoming, due, seemly, agreeable, conformable, congruous, germane, convenient, pertinent, apposite, felicitous, applicable, APROPOS, to the point, to the purpose
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
List of paraphrases for "appropriate":
suitable, adequate, proper, relevant, fit, applicable, necessary, competent, timely, corresponding, right, adapted, fitting, due, opportune, occasion, appropriately, correct, pertinent, required, desirable, convenient, properly, tailored, expedient, good, advisable, inappropriate, sufficient, suitably, useful, decent, adequately, reasonable
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How to use appropriate in a sentence?
The duty is an important step forward in tackling this practice, and we believe that it will make sure professionals have the confidence to confront FGM, we need to ensure that where a serious crime has been committed, the police are informed and can instigate an appropriate multi-agency response to protect girls and bring perpetrators to justice.
While we strongly support technological solutions to address greenhouse gas emissions, we do not believe that the regulation of these emissions thru the Clean Air Act is appropriate or ... workable.
DHS actively collaborates with public and private sector partners every day to share actionable information gleaned from research, ongoing network defense efforts, cybercrime investigations, and national security efforts, that support our nation’s cyber capabilities and the ability of our partners to put in place appropriate mitigation strategies.
'I believe the conclusions have been proven by the preponderance of the evidence standard, i used the words 'more probable than not' because that is what is in the rules, because I thought it was appropriate when people read my report to always make sure that they understood the burden of proof that I was following.
It will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action will be taken.
Translations for appropriate
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- присвоявам си, уместен, определям, подходящ, предназначавам, съответенBulgarian
- apropiatCatalan, Valencian
- vhodný, odpovídající, příslušný, přiměřenýCzech
- zuweisen, angebracht, zugewiesen, aneignen, angemessen, anpassen, passendGerman
- adueñarse, apropiado, designarSpanish
- asianmukainen, varattu, täsmällinen, osoitettu, sovelias, sopivaFinnish
- freagarrach, iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
- illő, megfelelő, kisajátít, elkülönítHungarian
- պատշաճ, համապատասխանArmenian
- 適当, 充当, 適切, 相応しいJapanese
- piederīgs, atbilstošs, piemērotsLatvian
- tika, tōtika, makitaunu, arotau, kokoraho, kaihauMāori
- toewijzen, toepasselijk, geschikt, gepast, aanpassen, passend, aangewezenDutch
- velegnet, formålstjenlig, annektere, passende, hensiktsmessig, egnetNorwegian
- odpowiedni, właściwy, stosownyPolish
- apoderar-se, apropriado, apropriar-se, apropriar, designarPortuguese
- присво́ить, соответствующий, присва́ивать, подходящий, вы́делить, выделя́ть, ассигнова́ть, подходящееRussian
- prìmjeren, pȍdesan, prìkladanSerbo-Croatian
- tillägna sig, lämplig, tillbörligSwedish
- sâhiplenmek, isâbetli, biçilmiş kaftan, muvfâfık, lâyık, uygun, yakışık alır, yerindeTurkish
- thích hợpVietnamese
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