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The Igbo used to say that they built their own gods. They would come together as a community, and they would express a wish. And their wish would then be brought to a priest, who would find a ritual object, and the appropriate sacrifices would be made, and the shrine would be built for the god.
Chris Abani

Meaning of "appropriate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD APPROPRIATE

From Late Latin appropriāre to make one's own, from Latin proprius one's own.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF APPROPRIATE

appropriate  [əˈprəʊprɪɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APPROPRIATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Appropriate is a verb and can also act as an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb appropriate in English.

WHAT DOES APPROPRIATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

appropriate

Etiquette

Etiquette is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group. The French word étiquette, literally signifying a tag or label, was used in a modern sense in English around 1750. From the 1500s through the early 1900s, children learned etiquette at school. Etiquette has changed and evolved over the years.

Definition of appropriate in the English dictionary

The first definition of appropriate in the dictionary is right or suitable; fitting. Other definition of appropriate is particular; own. Appropriate is also to take for one's own use, esp illegally or without permission.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO APPROPRIATE

PRESENT

Present
I appropriate
you appropriate
he/she/it appropriates
we appropriate
you appropriate
they appropriate
Present continuous
I am appropriating
you are appropriating
he/she/it is appropriating
we are appropriating
you are appropriating
they are appropriating
Present perfect
I have appropriated
you have appropriated
he/she/it has appropriated
we have appropriated
you have appropriated
they have appropriated
Present perfect continuous
I have been appropriating
you have been appropriating
he/she/it has been appropriating
we have been appropriating
you have been appropriating
they have been appropriating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I appropriated
you appropriated
he/she/it appropriated
we appropriated
you appropriated
they appropriated
Past continuous
I was appropriating
you were appropriating
he/she/it was appropriating
we were appropriating
you were appropriating
they were appropriating
Past perfect
I had appropriated
you had appropriated
he/she/it had appropriated
we had appropriated
you had appropriated
they had appropriated
Past perfect continuous
I had been appropriating
you had been appropriating
he/she/it had been appropriating
we had been appropriating
you had been appropriating
they had been appropriating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will appropriate
you will appropriate
he/she/it will appropriate
we will appropriate
you will appropriate
they will appropriate
Future continuous
I will be appropriating
you will be appropriating
he/she/it will be appropriating
we will be appropriating
you will be appropriating
they will be appropriating
Future perfect
I will have appropriated
you will have appropriated
he/she/it will have appropriated
we will have appropriated
you will have appropriated
they will have appropriated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been appropriating
you will have been appropriating
he/she/it will have been appropriating
we will have been appropriating
you will have been appropriating
they will have been appropriating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would appropriate
you would appropriate
he/she/it would appropriate
we would appropriate
you would appropriate
they would appropriate
Conditional continuous
I would be appropriating
you would be appropriating
he/she/it would be appropriating
we would be appropriating
you would be appropriating
they would be appropriating
Conditional perfect
I would have appropriate
you would have appropriate
he/she/it would have appropriate
we would have appropriate
you would have appropriate
they would have appropriate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been appropriating
you would have been appropriating
he/she/it would have been appropriating
we would have been appropriating
you would have been appropriating
they would have been appropriating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you appropriate
we let´s appropriate
you appropriate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to appropriate
Past participle
appropriated
Present Participle
appropriating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APPROPRIATE


aureate
ˈɔːrɪɪt
baccalaureate
ˌbækəˈlɔːrɪɪt
biseriate
ˌbaɪˈsɪərɪɪt
bivariate
baɪˈvɛərɪɪt
covariate
ˈkəʊˌvɛərɪɪt
expatriate
ɛksˈpætrɪɪt
fimbriate
ˈfɪmbrɪɪt
inappropriate
ˌɪnəˈprəʊprɪɪt
laureate
ˈlɔːrɪɪt
multivariate
ˌmʌltɪˈvɛərɪɪt
muriate
ˈmjʊərɪɪt
ocreate
ˈɒkrɪɪt
pluriseriate
ˌplʊrɪˈsɪərɪɪt
professoriate
ˌprɒfɪˈsɔːrɪɪt
seriate
ˈsɪərɪɪt
variate
ˈvɛərɪɪt
vicariate
vɪˈkɛərɪɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APPROPRIATE

approbate and reprobate
approbation
approbative
approbatory
appropinquate
appropinquation
appropinque
appropinquity
appropriable
appropriacy
appropriately
appropriateness
appropriation
appropriation account
appropriation bill
Appropriations Committee
appropriative
appropriator
approvable
approvably

WORDS THAT END LIKE APPROPRIATE

affiliate
ebriate
elutriate
excoriate
expropriate
impropriate
inebriate
infuriate
luxuriate
malappropriate
misappropriate
multiseriate
patriate
proletariate
reappropriate
repatriate
secretariate
striate
unappropriate
uniseriate
univariate

Synonyms and antonyms of appropriate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APPROPRIATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «appropriate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of appropriate

Translation of «appropriate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APPROPRIATE

Find out the translation of appropriate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of appropriate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «appropriate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

适当的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

apropiado
570 millions of speakers

English

appropriate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपयुक्त
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُلَائِم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

соответствующий
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

apropriado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যথাযথ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

approprié
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sesuai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

passend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

適切な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

적합한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cocok
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thích hợp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அதற்கான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

योग्य
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uygun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

adatto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odpowiedni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відповідний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

potrivit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατάλληλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

toepaslike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lämplig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

passende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of appropriate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROPRIATE»

The term «appropriate» is very widely used and occupies the 3.373 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROPRIATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «appropriate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «appropriate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about appropriate

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10 QUOTES WITH «APPROPRIATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word appropriate.
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Chris Abani
The Igbo used to say that they built their own gods. They would come together as a community, and they would express a wish. And their wish would then be brought to a priest, who would find a ritual object, and the appropriate sacrifices would be made, and the shrine would be built for the god.
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Kathleen Battle
Wherever and whenever I sing, if there is only one spiritual on a program, people will talk about two things afterward, and one of them will be the spiritual. What I bring to this is the best of my classical training - not all of it. I apply what is appropriate.
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Warren Bennis
Find the appropriate balance of competing claims by various groups of stakeholders. All claims deserve consideration but some claims are more important than others.
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Andrew Bernstein
A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.
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Michael Bloomberg
Stubborn isn't a word I would use to describe myself; pigheaded is more appropriate.
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Edward de Bono
In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures.
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Heather Brooke
It seems appropriate that the author of '1984' was a British citizen. George Orwell must have seen how easily the great British public's lamb-like disposition toward its leaders could be exploited to create a police state.
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Anatole Broyard
The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles.
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Charles Buck
Although it was in primitive times and differently called the Lord's day or Sunday, yet it was never denominated the Sabbath; a name constantly appropriate to Saturday, or the Seventh day both by sacred and ecclesiastical writers.
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LeVar Burton
It is no longer appropriate for me as an American to sit by and expect my government to get it done.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APPROPRIATE»

Discover the use of appropriate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to appropriate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Appropriate Methodology and Social Context
Appropriate Methodology and Social Context investigates this state of affairs by looking at the wider social context of what happens between teachers and students.
Adrian Holliday, 1994
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Appropriate Christianity
Appropriate Christianity consists of 28 chapters by 18 authors approaching contextualization in three dimensions: truth, allegiance and spiritual power.
Charles H. Kraft, 2005
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Linguistically Appropriate Practice: A Guide for Working ...
This path-breaking book provides a convincing argument for the importance of children's home languages and the benefits of dual- and multi-language learning.
Roma Chumak-Horbatsch, 2012
4
Field Guide to Appropriate Technology
This book is an all-in-one "hands-on guide" for nontechnical and technical people working in less developed communities.
Barrett Hazeltine, Christopher Bull, 2003
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and ...
Section V, available on the book's website, discusses how teachers can make changes that result in more developmentally appropriate practices and how to gain support for those changes with families and communities.
Carol Gestwicki, 2013
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice
This edition, thoroughly revised to reflect the new NAEYC position statement on Developmentally Appropriate Practice, also includes new content on aligning early childhood teaching practices with national education standards, in addition to ...
Carol Gestwicki, 2010
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Integrated Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate ...
Combines research and practice on integrated developmentally appropriate curriculum that helps theorists, researchers, parents, and teachers understand how to match early childhood teaching practices to the integrated manner that young ...
Craig H. Hart, Diane C. Burts, Rosalind Charlesworth, 1997
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Corporate Conversations: A Guide to Crafting Effective and ...
The book covers a broad range of issues, including: * the four types of corporate and business communications (human resources, business-related, legal, and informal)* how to communicate bad news* managing employee-to-employee ...
Shel Holtz, 2004
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Appropriate technology sourcebook: a guide to practical ...
The APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY SOURCEBOOK is your complete & up-to-date guide to sustainable living. Since 1975, the AT SOURCEBOOK has been the standard reference for people interested in simple, small scale, sustainable technologies.
Ken Darrow, Mike Saxenian, Volunteers in Asia, inc. Appropriate Technology Project, 1986
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Appropriate Technologies for Third World Development: ...
Adaptation of technologies to available resources Paul Bourrires. On appropriate technology. The availability of appropriate technologies. Intermediate technologies in China's rurual industries.
Edward Austin Gossage Robinson, International Economic Association, 1979

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APPROPRIATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term appropriate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nurses at A&E who assessed dying man had not received the …
Nurses at A&E who assessed dying man had not received the appropriate training. 6 July 2015 by Rebecca Buchan. 0 comments. Click to share on Twitter ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
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'Not appropriate' for Minister to go on QandA
A spokesman for the Prime Minister told Sky News this morning, 'given the ABC is undertaking an inquiry into QandA, it isn't appropriate for the ... «Sky News Australia, Jul 15»
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Zagreb HDZ branch to propose naming appropriate Zagreb square …
The opposition Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party branch in Zagreb said on Monday that it would submit an official proposal to the Zagreb ... «Dalje.com, Jul 15»
4
Two appropriate reactions to different situations
I saw a serious question posed on a popular futbol thread expressing outrage at Gonzalo Higuain's assassination on social media after his ... «SportsBlog.com, Jul 15»
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'Home' appropriate movie for all ages, others suitable for ages 12 …
This is because many popular family movies have elements of violence, language, and more that are not appropriate for children. PG and ... «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
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Letter: Presidential response appropriate
Having read Pat Gordon's July 1 letter, "Tension stoked by White House," blaming President Barrack Obama for stoking the fires of racial ... «The Columbian, Jul 15»
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St Stephens' Molestation: UGC Told to Take Appropriate Measures
The complainant had withdrawn her complaint from the ICC on June 21 claiming that she has lost faith in the committee's proceedings. «NDTV, Jul 15»
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Haiti - Economy : «Agriculture as a growth locomotive is appropriate
Friday at the Kinam Hotel, the Ministry of Economy and Finance organized a two-day seminar-workshop on the broad guidelines of the ... «Haitilibre.com, Jul 15»
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Appropriate Sexual Behaviour: What Parents Should Teach Young …
youths-5-7-15-Copy IT has been acknowledged that today's youths have to grapple with a lot of societal distractions in different forms that it ... «The Guardian Nigeria, Jul 15»
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US trans students win right to use appropriate gender toilets
The US Department of Justice has ruled that trans students have the right to use the appropriate facilities for their gender. The decision was in ... «PinkNews, Jul 15»

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