1 suitable, apt, fitting, fit, proper, right, meet, becoming, befitting, seemly, suited, apropos, correct, germane, pertinent, happy, felicitous:
Will a dinner-jacket be appropriate attire? She has written a poem appropriate to the occasion.
2 take, take over, seize, expropriate, arrogate, annex, impound; commandeer; steal, pilfer, filch, usurp, make away or off with, Colloq pinch, lift, Brit nick, US boost:
The police appropriated the paintings. Somebody has appropriated my chair.
3 set aside or apart, devote, assign, earmark, allot, apportion:
Most of the money has been appropriated for back taxes.
be, seem | consider sth, deem sth, think sth
It was thought appropriate to award her the prize.
extremely, very | entirely, quite
It might be appropriate for him to attend the course.
Tutors can construct tests appropriate to individual students' needs.
Random quote: Translation is the paradigm, the exemplar of all writing. It is translation that demonstrates most vividly the yearning for transformation that underlies every act involving speech, that supremely human gift.: Harry Burchell MathewsLatest queries: component, verisimilitude, rattling, cocktail, spies, so that, mailshot, purchase, predicament, begone, hurried, contribute, hearing, downright, tricky, wad, lychee, odalisque, rehabilitate, appropriate,