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English definition of “appropriate”


adjective     /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. → Opposite inappropriateSuitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good appropriately     /-li/ adverb B2 She didn't think we were appropriately dressed for a wedding.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good appropriateness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
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