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.
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