Definition Of appropriate

verb

devote (money or assets) to a special purpose.

there can be problems in appropriating funds for legal expenses

suitable or proper in the circumstances.

a measure appropriate to a wartime economy

take (something) for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission.

his images have been appropriated by advertisers

Example Of appropriate

  • A conditional discharge would be appropriate for the offences in all the circumstances.

  • a measure appropriate to a wartime economy

  • A spokesman for the railway said the company didn't feel it was appropriate to comment at this stage.

  • Are they clean and tidy, dressed appropriately and careful about how they serve the food?

  • as appropriate


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