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1. appropriate

adjective. ['əˈproʊpriːət, əˈproʊpriːˌeɪt'] suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc.

Synonyms

  • proper
  • pat
  • right
  • appropriateness
  • grade-appropriate
  • befitting

Antonyms

  • improper
  • inappropriateness
  • inappropriate
  • unclasp

Etymology

  • appropriaten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • appropriatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Appropriate

  • expropriate

How do you pronounce appropriate?

Pronounce appropriate as əˈproʊpriˌeɪt.

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How do you spell appropriate? Is it appropiate ?

A common misspelling of appropriate is appropiate

2. grade-appropriate

adjective. the quality of ability and work that is appropriate for students in a specified grade.

Antonyms

  • malapropos

3. appropriate

verb. ['əˈproʊpriːət, əˈproʊpriːˌeɪt'] give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause.

Synonyms

  • set aside
  • reserve
  • assign
  • allot
  • earmark
  • allow

Antonyms

  • forfeit
  • derequisition
  • undress
  • slip off

Etymology

  • appropriaten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • appropriatus (Latin)

4. appropriate

verb. ['əˈproʊpriːət, əˈproʊpriːˌeɪt'] take possession of by force, as after an invasion.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • arrogate
  • assume
  • conquer
  • take over
  • carry
  • capture

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • leave office
  • louden
  • refuse

Etymology

  • appropriaten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • appropriatus (Latin)
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