- Present participle of appropriate.
Variant of appropriate
transitive verbappropriated, appropriating
- to take for one's own or exclusive use
- to take improperly, as without permission
- to set aside for a specific use or certain person: to appropriate funds for the schools
Origin of appropriateMiddle English appropriaten ; from Late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare, to make one's own ; from Classical Latin ad-, to + proprius, one's own
right for the purpose; suitable; fit; proper