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appropriate

adjective uk   /əˈprəʊ.pri.ət/  us   /-ˈproʊ-/
B2 suitable or right for a particular situation or occasion: appropriate footwear for the country Is this film appropriate for small children? I didn't think his comments were very appropriate at the time. Is this an appropriate occasion to discuss finance? Please complete the appropriate parts of this form (= the parts that are right or necessary for your particular situation) and return it as soon as possible.
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appropriately
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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B2 She didn't think we were appropriately dressed for a wedding.
appropriateness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/

appropriate

verb [T] uk   /əˈprəʊ.pri.eɪt/  us   /-ˈproʊ-/ formal

appropriate verb [T] (TAKE)

to take something for your own use, usually without permission: He lost his job when he was found to have appropriated some of the company's money.

appropriate verb [T] (KEEP MONEY)

to keep an amount of money to use for a particular purpose: The government have appropriated millions of pounds for the project.
Translations of “appropriate”
in Arabic مُلائم, مُناسِب…
in Korean 적절한…
in Malaysian patut…
in French approprié (à)…
in Turkish uygun, yerinde…
in Italian appropriato, apposito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 適當的,恰當的, 合適的…
in Russian подходящий…
in Polish odpowiedni…
in Vietnamese phù hợp…
in Spanish apropiado, adecuado, conveniente…
in Portuguese apropriado, adequado…
in Thai เหมาะสม…
in German angemessen…
in Catalan apropiat…
in Japanese 適切な, 正しい…
in Indonesian semestinya, tepat, pantas…
in Chinese (Simplified) 适当的,恰当的, 合适的…
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