Definition of apropriate
1. appropriate [ a ] suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
Examples: "a book not appropriate for children" "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity" "it seems that an apology is appropriate"
(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
His point is not that mythology may_not be used , but that it may no_longer be regarded_as the only or even the most appropriate conceptuality for expressing the Christian kerygma .
It will be recalled from the discussion in Section 7 that the position of the `` right '' , as represented by Barth , rests_on the following thesis : The only tenable alternative to Bultmann 's position is a theology that ( 1 ) rejects or at_least qualifies his unconditioned demand for demythologization and existential interpretation ; ( 2 ) accepts instead a special biblical hermeneutics or method of interpretation ; and ( 3 ) in so doing , frees itself to give appropriate emphasis to the event Jesus_Christ by means of statements that , from Bultmann 's point_of_view , are mythological .
(Edward Austin Walton, "On Education for the Interior...)
Independent art_schools granting degrees must , naturally , follow this with academic accreditation by the appropriate regional group .
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Regardless_of rights and wrongs , a population and an area appropriate to a pre World_War_I , great_power have been , following conquest , ruled against their will by a neighboring people , and have had imposed upon them social and economic controls they dislike .
(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Our understanding of the solar_system has taught us to replace our former elaborate rituals with the appropriate action which , in this case , amounts to doing nothing .Synonyms appropriate Related Terms inappropriate in_order proper pat due befitting proper apropos appropriateness
2. appropriate [ v ] give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause
Examples: "I will earmark this money for your research"
(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
This is the primary function of the imagination operating in the absence of the original experiential stimulus by which the images were first appropriated .
(Statements 87th Congress, 1st Session. Appropriations,...)
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums , to remain available until expended , as may be necessary , but not more_than $ 75000000 in_all , ( a ) to carry_out the provisions of_this Act during the fiscal_years 1962 to 1967 , inclusive ; ( b ) to finance , for not more_than two years beyond the end of said period , such grants , contracts , cooperative agreements , and studies as may theretofore have been undertaken pursuant to this Act ; and ( c ) to finance , for not more_than three years beyond the end of said period , such activities as are required to correlate , coordinate , and round_out the results of studies and research undertaken pursuant to this Act : Provided , That funds available in any one year for research and development may , subject_to the approval of the Secretary_of_State to assure that such activities are consistent with the foreign_policy objectives of the United_States , be expended in_cooperation_with public or private agencies in foreign countries in the development of processes useful to the program in the United_States : And provided further , That every such contract or agreement made with any public or private agency in a foreign country shall contain provisions effective to insure that the results or information developed in connection therewith shall be available without cost to the United_States for the use of the United_States throughout the world and for the use of the general public within the United_States .
(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)
All payments authorized under section 7 of_this Title shall be disbursed from the proper fund , as the case may be , and all amounts covered into the Treasury to the credit of the aforesaid funds are hereby permanently appropriated for the making of the payments authorized by section 7 of_this Title .
There is hereby authorized to be appropriated , out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated , such sums as may be necessary to enable the Commission to carry_out its functions under this Title .
There is hereby authorized to be appropriated , out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated , such sums as may be necessary to enable the Commission to carry_out its functions under this Title .Synonyms appropriate allow set_aside reserve earmark Related Terms assign reserve
3. appropriate [ a ] appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairnessUsed in print:
(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
Such identification comes for each group in each crisis by rewriting history into legend and developing appropriate national heroes .
But we must never forget , most_of the appropriate heroes and their legends were created overnight , to answer immediate needs , almost always with conscious aims and ends .Synonyms appropriate advantageous Related Terms expedient
4. appropriate [ a ] suitable and fitting
Examples: "the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing"
(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
To derive Utopian communism from the Jerusalem Christian community of the apostolic age or from its medieval successors in spirit , the monastic communities , is with an appropriate shift of adjectives , misleading in the same way as to derive it from Plato 's Republic :Synonyms appropriate harmonious Related Terms congruous
5. appropriate [ v ] take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion
Examples: "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"
(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)
The most primitive feelings are rudimentary value feelings , both positive and negative : a desire to appropriate this or that part of the environment into oneself ; a desire to avoid and repel this or that other part .Synonyms seize capture take_over conquer appropriate Related Terms take capture annex carry conquest appropriator
6. appropriate [ a ] meant or adapted for an occasion or use
Examples: "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty" "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
7. appropriate [ a ] being of striking appropriateness and pertinence
Examples: "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images" "an apt reply"
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