I. adjective — appropriate /əˈprəʊprɪət /
1. suitable or proper in the circumstances • this isn’t the appropriate time or place
• a measure appropriate to a wartime economy.
II. verb — [with obj.] appropriate /əˈprəʊprɪeɪt /
1. take (something) for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission • the accused had appropriated the property.
2. devote (money or assets) to a special purpose • there can be problems in appropriating funds for legal expenses.
III. derivatives appropriator /əˈprəʊprɪeɪtə / noun
– origin late Middle English: from late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare ‘make one’s own’, from ad- ‘to’ + proprius ‘own, proper’.