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 The mind is abstracted when it is withdrawn from all other subjects and concentrated upon one, diverted when it is drawn away from what it would or should attend to by some other interest, distracted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.
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, reserveverb
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, conquerverb
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
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?
We're not going to be defensive. We're going to confront any problems and we're going to deal with them one by one in a proper, fair and appropriate way.
Based on what I have learned so far, I believe these were an appropriate and reasonable use of force intended for defensive purposes, the Intelligence Committee will closely review the basis for this strike, including an assessment of whether this action will truly deter or prevent further attacks by these militias using UAVs and other means.
This is evidence-based decisions that are driven by the scientists and physicians, both within the CDC with my office in the lab Task Force, and certainly among the task force members, these updated guidelines, coordinated in conjunction with Task Force, received appropriate attention, consultation and input from task force experts.
Serving safe, high quality food is always our top priority and we take this claim seriously, we have taken the appropriate steps to investigate this matter and have been unable to substantiate the claim.
I want folks to understand that we knew this was coming, we told folks that this was going to happen and it is why we've been preaching preparedness from the very start, caution is appropriate. Preparedness is appropriate. Panic is not.
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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