Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper. (adjective)
To make suitable; to suit. -- William Paley. (verb)
To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, "let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit." (verb)
To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others;—with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy. (verb)
To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. --Blackstone. (verb)
Examples of word appropriate
The term "appropriate," like most institutional language, manages to give the appearance of clarity while retaining its ability to shift its focus as needed.
HEMMER: Is the title appropriate, "Hollywood Animal?"
In the search for new strategies many people have begun to reflect on elementary technologies; the term appropriate technology has become a buzzword.
Development workers often use the term appropriate technology to refer to practical, simple THINGS - such as tools, instruments, or machines - that people can make, use, and repair themselves using local resources.
The term appropriate technology has been used to mean many things.