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Synonyms for appropriation
əˌproʊ priˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appropriation(noun)

    money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose


  2. annexation, appropriation(noun)

    incorporation by joining or uniting


  3. appropriation(noun)

    a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner

    "the necessary funds were obtained by the government's appropriation of the company's operating unit"; "a person's appropriation of property belonging to another is dishonest"


Editors Contribution

  1. columbusing

    columbus "discovering" america, but america discovered columbus.

    claiming miley cyrus invented twerking is columbusing. calling cornrows "boxer braids" are columbusing.

    Submitted by rinat on May 3, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. appropriation(n.)

    seizure, capture, taking, taking to one's self

  2. appropriation(n.)

    application (to a particular use)

  3. appropriation(n.)

    sum set apart (for a specific object)

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  1. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver:

    Governor Snyder’s proposed supplemental appropriation is a down payment on lead pipe removal.

  2. Katia Cytryn-Silverman:

    The fact that this is the one chosen for a top step is also challenging for our modern mind: was this a positive or negative appropriation of the menorah? were they stepping on purpose? Did the room serve a special function? Were the inhabitants of the house actually aware of its importance? Was this just a beautiful ornamented piece? While these questions are still hard to answer, the very use [of the door] at this place, and our eventual exposure, revived its long trajectory, going fromJewish hands, to Muslim, and then to Christian owners.

  3. Illinois House:

    This is one of the things that he complained about as a candidate, it’s easy enough for the governor to [instead] come in before the legislature and say ‘I’d like to increase the size of the appropriation in the governor’s office because I want to hire people that I think are qualified, and I’d like to pay them an appropriate salary.’.

  4. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

  5. Jonathan Turley:

    The House filed this lawsuit after the administration openly violated the Constitution by paying -- and by continuing to pay -- billions in public funds to insurance companies under an Affordable Care Act program without any appropriation from Congress.

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