Suitable or fit; proper.
“The headmaster wondered what an appropriate measure would be to make the pupil behave better.”
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.”
Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.
To make suitable; to suit.
To take to oneself; to claim or use, especially as by an exclusive right.
“Let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.”
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”
To annex (for example a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property).
Psychology. Of or relating to the self or proprium.