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EN[əˈpɹəʊ.pɹiː.ɪt] [əˈpɹəʊ.pɹiː.ət] [əˈpɹoʊ.pɹi.ɪt] [əˈpɹoʊ.pɹi.ət] [əˈpɹəʊ.pɹiː.eɪt] [əˈpɹoʊ.pɹi.eɪt]
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    Definition of appropriate in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGappropriatesPRappropriatingPT, PPappropriatedSUF-iate
    1. VT (archaic) To make suitable; to suit.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore appropriateSUPmost appropriate
      1. OBS Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.
        1. Hence, belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
          1. The headmaster wondered what an appropriate measure would be to make the pupil behave better.
        2. Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.
          1. 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.
          2. While it is not considered appropriate for a professor to date his student, there is no such concern once the semester has ended.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • as long as we can come up with a fitting collective term for Powers, Blaylock and myself. Something based on the appropriate technology of the era; like 'steam-punks', perhaps...
          • A more rapid technique is to cryogrind appropriate mixtures of polymer and salt and then subject the resulting powder to a modest heat treatment.
          • The following are some examples of educational disjunctivitis that have curtailed the supply of teachers and interfered with their appropriate preparation and effective utilization.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Once a business gets off the ground, a different management style may become appropriate.
          • There was no time of day that ever seemed appropriate.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Verbs
            • Transitive verbs
          Related Links:
          1. en appropriately
          2. en appropriateness
          3. en appropriated
          4. en appropriates
          5. en appropriatest
          Source: Wiktionary
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          Meaning of appropriate for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "appropriate" is an adjective. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
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