appropriate

Something appropriate is correct and fits the situation. A sweater-vest with reindeer on it is appropriate holiday apparel, even if it's totally embarrassing.

The adjective appropriate is used when something is suitable or fitting. It comes from the Latin appropriare, which means "to make something fit, to make something one's own." Going back even further, appropriate is related to the Latin word proprius, "to belong to a person, thing, or group." Another appropriate way to use this word is as a verb, meaning to steal or seize something, the way you'd appropriate your sister's sandwich if she left it sitting near you.

Primary Meanings of appropriate

1.
adj
suitable for a particular person, place, condition, etc.
2.
v
take possession of by force, as after an invasion
Full Definitions of appropriate
1

adj suitable for a particular person, place, condition, etc.

“a book not appropriate for children”
“a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity”
“it seems that an apology is appropriate
Synonyms:
befitting
appropriate to
grade-appropriate
the quality of ability and work that is appropriate for students in a specified grade
pat
exactly suited to the occasion
proper, right
appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs
apropos
of an appropriate or pertinent nature
proper
marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
Antonyms:
inappropriate
not suitable for a particular occasion etc
unbefitting
not befitting
improper, wrong
not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
malapropos
of an inappropriate or incorrectly applied nature
improper
not suitable or right or appropriate
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2

v take possession of by force, as after an invasion

Synonyms:
capture, conquer, seize
Types:
carry
capture after a fight
Type of:
arrogate, assume, seize, take over, usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

v give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

Synonyms:
allow, earmark, reserve, set aside
Type of:
allot, assign, portion
give out

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