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Synonyms for appropriate
əˈproʊ pri ɪt; -ˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appropriate(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    unbefitting, wrong, inappropriate, improper

  2. 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"

    Synonyms:
    admit, grant, set aside, capture, suspend, hold, let, book, give up, reserve, tolerate, countenance, permit, provide, leave, allow, conquer, take into account, seize, allow for, earmark

    Antonyms:
    improper, inappropriate, wrong, unbefitting

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate, unbefitting, wrong, improper

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. appropriate(v)

    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 The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted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.

    Synonyms:
    abstract, detach, discriminate, distinguish, distract, divert, eliminate, purloin, remove, separate, steal, take away, withdraw

    Antonyms:
    add, combine, complete, conjoin, fill up, increase, restore, strengthen, unite

    Preposition:
    The purse may be abstracted from the pocket; the substance from the accidents; a book into a compend.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. appropriate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adopt, take to one's self, take as one's own

  2. appropriate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    take, seize, abstract, steal, purloin

  3. appropriate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assign, apportion, allot, set apart

  4. appropriate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    apply, use, employ, convert

  5. appropriate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    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

  1. appropriate(a)

    Synonyms:
    fitting, proper, applicable, apposite, pertinent, fit

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate

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How to use appropriate in a sentence?

  1. Chung Eui-yong:

    President Trump remembered, and as Chung Eui-yong said well-wishing remarks about Chairman Kim Jong Un's birthday, President Trump requested that it'd be good if President Moon can deliver that message to Chairman Kim Jong Un, as far as I know, such message has been delivered to the North in an appropriate way.

  2. Syreeta Spencer:

    It would be different if she cussed at them or yelled at them. Of course, that's not appropriate, but to bring up picking cotton to a group of mostly brown and black kids is definitely inappropriate, it was a very insensitive and mean comment to say.

  3. Douglas Brinkley:

    In this case, I think that it is important to show the continuity between presidents, that President Trump isn't President Trump, President Trump represents the institution of the presidency, which 41 held so dear, so it's very appropriate that President Trump's there. My concern is strange tweets in the middle of it, because of all the Mueller investigation things coming out. He very well may be behaved during the ceremony and 15 minutes later be writing strange things.

  4. Eric A. Burns, Gossamer Commons, 08-12-05:

    Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive.

  5. Melanie Morgan:

    I was hoping to see a NBC camera today, i thought it would be appropriate if a NBC camera man and reporter came today. Are any of you guys with NBC? ABC? CNN? CBS? PBS?


Translations for appropriate

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  • مناسبArabic
  • присвоявам си, уместен, определям, подходящ, предназначавам, съответенBulgarian
  • apropiatCatalan, Valencian
  • vhodný, odpovídající, příslušný, přiměřenýCzech
  • priodolWelsh
  • zuweisen, angebracht, zugewiesen, aneignen, angemessen, anpassen, passendGerman
  • κατάλληλοςGreek
  • konvenaEsperanto
  • adueñarse, apropiado, designarSpanish
  • مناسبPersian
  • asianmukainen, varattu, täsmällinen, osoitettu, sovelias, sopivaFinnish
  • appropriéFrench
  • freagarrach, iomchaidhScottish Gaelic
  • उपयुक्तHindi
  • illő, megfelelő, kisajátít, elkülönítHungarian
  • պատշաճ, համապատասխանArmenian
  • appositoItalian
  • 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
  • ustrézenSlovene
  • tillägna sig, lämplig, tillbörligSwedish
  • mwafakaSwahili
  • เหมาะสมThai
  • sâhiplenmek, isâbetli, biçilmiş kaftan, muvfâfık, lâyık, uygun, yakışık alır, yerindeTurkish
  • thích hợpVietnamese
  • 适当Chinese

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