Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Pembroke, in the black volume of appropriations, was the most deeply compromised.

The legislature will not pass laws in gross; their appropriations are minute.

On the subject of appropriations, general or special, he was uncompromising.

But appropriations have been made by Congress for several roads.

These appropriations are secured by what you call in America ‘logrolling.’

Appropriations by the legislatures are usually made in lump sums.

You fought for the appropriations, pushed the project, carried it through.

Appropriations are greatly needed for the development of all.

It is in danger of being crippled by the lack of appropriations.

The appropriations of Congress were small, amounting to less than $30,000 annually.


late 14c., "taking (something) as private property," from Late Latin appropriationem (nominative appropriatio) "a making one's own," noun of action from past participle stem of appropriare (see appropriate). Meaning "setting aside for some purpose" (especially of money) first attested 1789 in U.S. Constitution.