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'

    appropriate (v.)

  1. 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

    [ Syn: allow , earmark , set aside , reserve ]

  2. 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

    [ Syn: capture , seize , conquer ]

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