apropos vs appropriate :

apropos or appropriate

“Apropos,” (anglicized from the French phrase “à propos” ) means relevant,connected with what has gone before; it should not be used as an all-purposesubstitute for “appropriate.” It would be inappropriate, for example, to say“Your tuxedo was perfectly apropos for the opera gala.” Even though it’s not pronounced, be careful not to omit the final “S” in spelling “apropos.”

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Definitions

  • a  of an appropriate or pertinent nature
  • r  at an opportune time
    your letter arrived apropos
  • r  introducing a different topic; in point of fact

  • v  give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • v  take possession of by force, as after an invasion
  • a  suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc
    a book not appropriate for children
    a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity
    it seems that an apology is appropriate
News & Articles

  • Woody Woodburn: Dads, sons and daughters, too
    Father’s Day arrives Sunday, so it seems apropos to begin today with a hallmark quote from yesteryear.
    June 15, 2013 - Ventura County Star
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    It is apropos that in your photo (Time, Feb. 15) of Patricia Raneri , principal of Old Greenwich School , her hand is over her heart. In my experience as an Old Greenwich School mom for the past four years, Ms. Raneri's heart is truly with her students.
    June 13, 2013 - Greenwich Time
  • Arts: Cool stuff for Father’s Day
    For artist Devon Palmer, learning how to turn wood also became an easy way to hang-time with his father as an adult. Apropos that Palmer is teaching a wooden pen-making workshop for fathers and sons — or daughters! — at Columbus Idea Foundry this Sunday (FYI: June 16 is Father’s Day, slackers). The class is sold out, but a gift certificate to a future Columbus Idea Foundry workshop is a great ...
    June 12, 2013 - Columbus Alive

  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Nasdaq
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - New York Times
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - Nasdaq