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Synonyms for appropriation
əˌproʊ priˈeɪ ʃənap·pro·pri·a·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. appropriationnoun

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


  2. annexation, appropriationnoun

    incorporation by joining or uniting


  3. appropriationnoun

    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. appropriationnoun

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

  2. appropriationnoun

    application (to a particular use)

  3. appropriationnoun

    sum set apart (for a specific object)

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  1. Noam Chomsky:

    The consistent anarchist should be a socialist, but a socialist of a particular sort. He will not only oppose alienated and specialized labor and look forward to the appropriation of capital by the whole body of workers, but he will also insist that this appropriation be direct, not exercised by some elite force acting in the name of the proletariat. Some sort of council communism is the natural form of revolutionary socialism in an industrial society. It reflects the intuitive understanding that democracy is largely a sham when the industrial system is controlled by any form of autocratic elite, whether of owners, managers, and technocrats, a vanguard party, or a State bureaucracy.

  2. Louis Moore:

    At best its just a bad mistake, at worst it's a continuation of global imperialism in sport, it's about appropriation, power and not caring about history. You'd hope they find another national song.

  3. Peyton Reed:

    It's just such a great metaphor. They have built their entire reputation on the backs of someone else's hard work, cultural appropriation has always been a thing from Elvis, The Beatles and everybody who, as [ Isis ] says, is' putting blonde hair on it and calling it something different.'.

  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. Scott McBride:

    As the lapse in appropriation continues, more than 55,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian employees will not receive monthly pay and benefits. In addition, the federal funding hiatus may affect the retired pay for 50,000 Coast Guard annuitants.

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    An antonym of "besotted"
    • A. indifferent
    • B. stringent
    • C. flush
    • D. affluent

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