My coworker appropriated my unread newspaper.
Age-appropriate TV shows for preschoolers.
To appropriate funds for the schools.
Bringing wine to a wine and cheese party is an example of appropriate.
Appropriating funds for education.
I don't think it was appropriate for the cashier to tell me out loud in front of all those people at the check-out that my hair-piece looked like it was falling out of place.
While it is not considered appropriate for a professor to date his student, there is no such concern once the semester has ended.
Let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
A spot of ground is appropriated for a garden.
To appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
Stashing away a piece of cake for a friend is an example of to appropriate.
Putting money aside for a vacation is an example of to appropriate.
Origin of appropriate
- Middle English appropriat from Late Latin appropriātus past participle of appropriāre to make one's own Latin ad- ad- Latin proprius own per1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition