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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appropriate  \Ap*pro"pri*ate\,  n. 
  A  property;  attribute.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appropriate  \Ap*pro"pri*ate\,  a.  [L.  appropriatus  p.  p.  of 
  appropriare  ad  +  propriare  to  appropriate,  fr  proprius 
  one's  own  proper.  See  {Proper}.] 
  Set  apart  for  a  particular  use  or  person.  Hence:  Belonging 
  peculiarly;  peculiar;  suitable;  fit  proper. 
 
  In  its  strict  and  appropriate  meaning.  --Porteus. 
 
  Appropriate  acts  of  divine  worship.  --Stillingfleet. 
 
  It  is  not  at  all  times  easy  to  find  words  appropriate 
  to  express  our  ideas.  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appropriate  \Ap*pro"pri*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Appropriated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Appropriating}.] 
  1.  To  take  to  one's  self  in  exclusion  of  others  to  claim  or 
  use  as  by  an  exclusive  right  as  let  no  man  appropriate 
  the  use  of  a  common  benefit. 
 
  2.  To  set  apart  for  or  assign  to  a  particular  person  or 
  use  in  exclusion  of  all  others  --  with  to  or  for  as  a 
  spot  of  ground  is  appropriated  for  a  garden;  to 
  appropriate  money  for  the  increase  of  the  navy. 
 
  3.  To  make  suitable;  to  suit.  [Archaic]  --Paley. 
 
  4.  (Eng.  Eccl.  Law)  To  annex,  as  a  benefice,  to  a  spiritual 
  corporation,  as  its  property.  --Blackstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appropriate 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {inappropriate}] 
  2:  appropriate  for  achieving  a  particular  end  implies  a  lack 
  of  concern  for  fairness  [syn:  {advantageous}] 
  3:  suitable  and  fitting;  "the  tailored  clothes  were  harmonious 
  with  her  military  bearing"  [syn:  {harmonious}] 
  4:  meant  or  adapted  for  an  occasion  or  use  "a  tractor  suitable 
  (or  fit)  for  heavy  duty";  "not  an  appropriate  (or  fit) 
  time  for  flippancy"  [syn:  {suitable},  {suited}] 
  5:  being  of  striking  appropriateness  and  pertinence;  "the 
  successful  copywriter  is  a  master  of  apposite  and 
  evocative  verbal  images";  "an  apt  reply"  [syn:  {apposite}, 
  {apt},  {pertinent}] 
  v  1:  give  or  assign  a  share  of  money  or  time  to  a  particular 
  person  or  cause  "I  will  earmark  this  money  for  your 
  research"  [syn:  {allow},  {earmark},  {set  aside},  {reserve}] 
  2:  take  possession  of  without  permission  [syn:  {seize},  {take 
  over}] 




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