appropriate appropriate  /ə ˈproʊ pri ət/


  1. (adj) suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
  2. (v) take possession of by force, as after an invasion
  3. (v) give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause


  1. I think it's both useful and appropriate to experience the shame, guilt and discomfort of seeing what the real cost of dinner is.
  2. All students deserve an appropriate education, whether GATE or special ed, Title 9 eligible or not.
  3. What is appropriate when you are in your 20s is likely not going to be appropriate in your 50s.


  1. Stock Upgrades: Say 'Cheers' to Boston Beer Co Inc

    Stocks paid appropriate homage to Jacques Cousteau on his birthday , with equities ending uncomfortably underwater amid a rising tide of red ink emanating from the Sea of Japan. (Investors
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Day-Night Doubleheader Dresses

    Putting together a summertime day-to-night outfit, work appropriate and breezy, can be a bit of a wardrobe challenge: how to feel confident and fabulous at the office, then chic in the evening without carrying a change of clothes.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Most MPC See Polish Rates Close to Appropriate Level - Belka

    Most MPC See Polish Rates Close to Appropriate Level - Belka
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "This is great and exciting news. Also, this seems like an appropriate time for me to announce to NBC that I will not be renewing my contract — with my gym," Fey said in a statement.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Tina Fey Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party as chairman of the Republican National Committee and make an appropriate decision," Mr. McCain said in an interview on...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: John McCain Source: New York Times (blog)

  3. "In light of these developments, the Federal Reserve will need to consider whether the current stance of policy remains appropriate," said Bernanke, who is regarded as an expert on the Great Depression.
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

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