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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’.

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