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English Dictionary: appropriate by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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"
    Antonym(s): inappropriate
  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"
    Synonym(s): allow, appropriate, 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"
    Synonym(s): appropriate, capture, seize, conquer
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Appropriate \Ap*pro"pri*ate\, n.
      A property; attribute. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Appropriate \Ap*pro"pri*ate\, a. [L. appropriatus, p. p. of
      appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius
      one's own, proper. See {Proper}.]
      Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging
      peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
               In its strict and appropriate meaning.   --Porteus.
               Appropriate acts of divine worship.         --Stillingfleet.
               It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate
               to express our ideas.                              --Locke.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Appropriate \Ap*pro"pri*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
      {Appropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appropriating}.]
      1. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or
            use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate
            the use of a common benefit.
      2. To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or
            use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a
            spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to
            appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
      3. To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic] --Paley.
      4. (Eng. Eccl. Law) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual
            corporation, as its property. --Blackstone.
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