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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ap·pro·pri·ate /əˈpropriˌet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pro·pri·ate a.  Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
    In its strict and appropriate meaning.   --Porteus.
    Appropriate acts of divine worship.   --Stillingfleet.
    It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pro·pri·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appropriated p. pr. & vb. n. Appropriating ]
 1. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
 2. To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
 3. To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic]
 4. Eng. Eccl. Law To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pro·pri·ate n. A property; attribute. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: inappropriate]
      2: appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack
         of concern for fairness [syn: advantageous]
      3: meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable
         (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit)
         time for flippancy" [syn: suitable, suited]
      4: suitable and fitting; "the tailored clothes were harmonious
         with her military bearing" [syn: harmonious]
      5: being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the
         successful copywriter is a master of apposite and
         evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply" [syn: apposite,
          apt, pertinent]
      v 1: give or assign a share of money or time to a particular
           person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your
           research" [syn: allow, earmark, set aside, reserve]
      2: take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the
         invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants";
         "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the
         castle" [syn: capture, seize, conquer]