|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||inappropriate in_order proper pat due befitting proper apropos appropriateness|
|2.||[ verb ] give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause|
|Synonyms:||allow reserve set_aside earmark|
"I will earmark this money for your research"
|Related terms:||assign reserve|
|3.||[ adjective ] appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness|
|4.||[ adjective ] suitable and fitting|
"the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing"
|5.||[ verb ] (military) take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion|
|Synonyms:||seize conquer capture take_over|
"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"
|Related terms:||take capture annex carry conquest appropriator|
|6.||[ adjective ] meant or adapted for an occasion or use|
"a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty" "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
|7.||[ adjective ] being of striking appropriateness and pertinence|
|Synonyms:||pertinent apt apposite|
"the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images" "an apt reply"