Appropriate vs. Appropriately

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  • Appropriate (adjective)

    Suitable or fit; proper.

    “The headmaster wondered what an appropriate measure would be to make the pupil behave better.”

  • Appropriate (adjective)

    Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.

    “I don’t think it was appropriate for the cashier to tell me out loud in front of all those people at the check-out that my hair-piece looked like it was falling out of place.”

    “While it is not considered appropriate for a professor to date his student, there is no such concern once the semester has ended.”

  • Appropriate (adjective)

    Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.

  • Appropriate (verb)

    To make suitable; to suit.


  • Appropriate (verb)

    To take to oneself; to claim or use, especially as by an exclusive right.

    “Let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.”

  • Appropriate (verb)

    To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, especially in exclusion of all others; with to or for.

    “A spot of ground is appropriated for a garden.”

    “to appropriate money for the increase of the navy”

  • Appropriate (verb)

    To annex (for example a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property).

  • Appropriately (adverb)

    In an appropriate manner; properly; suitably.

  • Appropriately (adverb)

    in a manner that is suitable or proper in the circumstances

    “volunteers need to be approachable, calm, and able to respond appropriately”

    “walls of raw concrete form a neutral yet appropriately rugged backdrop for the various objects”

Oxford Dictionary

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