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Dictionary definition for: Appropriate

1. (v) give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"

2. (a) 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"

3. (v) 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"

4. (s) appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness

5. (s) meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty" "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"

6. (s) suitable and fitting; "the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing"

7. (s) being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images" "an apt reply"

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