appropriating

[ adjective uh-proh-pree-it; verb uh-proh-pree-eyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF appropriating
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All of us have entered into an inheritance which we have the power of appropriating and making use of.

Incidentally, we are appropriating the Golden Fleece and its cargo.

He was wondering whether Jeff was going to accuse her of appropriating it in the beginning.

In 1898 a bill passed Congress appropriating $15,000 with which to make the experiment.

I was not slow in appropriating the calamity to a good purpose.

He had indulged too long in the habit of appropriating Freya to himself in his thoughts.

The laws of war justified us in appropriating them to our own use.

A curious plan for appropriating the expected profits was then set forth.

We have given it the name of Ohio, appropriating the name Wabash to one of its most important tributaries.

So we, your protectors, will take the liberty of appropriating the historical toy.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "take possession of," from Late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare, adpropriare (c.450) "to make one's own," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + propriare "take as one's own," from proprius "one's own" (see proper). Related: Appropriated; appropriating.

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