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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

    Synonyms:
    annexation

  2. annexation, appropriationnoun

    incorporation by joining or uniting

    Synonyms:
    annexation

  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"

    Synonyms:
    annexation

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

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

  2. appropriationnoun

    Synonyms:
    application (to a particular use)

  3. appropriationnoun

    Synonyms:
    sum set apart (for a specific object)

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How to use appropriation in a sentence?

  1. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver:

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

  2. 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.’.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Meghan McCain:

    We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness, the real thing, not cheap rhetoric from men who will never come near the sacrifice he gave so willingly, nor the opportunistic appropriation of those who live lives of comfort and privilege while he suffered and served.


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