Definition for appropriate

verb as in set aside; allocate

Strongest matches

allot, apportion, devote, disburse, earmark

Strong matches

allow, appoint, assign, budget, reserve

Weak match

set apart

verb as in steal

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Example Sentences

It seems appropriate that “Antebellum,” the new thriller about the ongoing impact of racial injustice in America, literally started as a nightmare.

Your SEO content has to contain an appropriate amount of relevant keywords, entities, and images for the length of the copy.

The coronavirus pandemic and the restaurant industry’s “uphill battle” were the given reasons that an award show just didn’t seem appropriate.

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Moving away from the executive level, it is also important that investors engage with companies about their expectations for all staff to have a living wage, access to health care, sick leave, and appropriate holiday entitlements.

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I don’t think you can culturally appropriate a food product unless you’re profiting off of it.

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I think the response of the French government so far has been pretty appropriate in that regard.

The art of leadership is the ability to move between the two poles at the appropriate times.

One hundred days before the election seems appropriate time limit for a campaign.

It is indeed the human being's natural and appropriate response to danger.

The names of the three girls were entered into the appropriate databases, and their passports were flagged.

So they often occured mid-paragraph; here they have been moved to a more appropriate place.

Movement to know that she was attired in appropriate costume—short frock, biped continuations and a mannish oil-skin hat.

Application of gentle heat or appropriate chemicals will serve to differentiate them.

If you are of a different opinion, Mrs. Dodd, I will reconsider the matter; of course it would be most appropriate.

Track of the count may be kept by placing a mark for each leukocyte in its appropriate column, ruled upon paper.


On this page you'll find 239 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to appropriate, such as: applicable, apt, convenient, correct, fitting, and good.

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