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appropriateadjective

 us   /əˈproʊ·pri·ət/
  • appropriate adjective (CORRECT)

correct or right for a particular situation or occasion: Punishment should be appropriate to the crime. I don’t have any appropriate clothes.
appropriately
adverb  us   /əˈproʊ·pri·ət·li/
Those kids aren’t appropriately dressed for the cold.
appropriateness
noun [U]  us   /əˈproʊ·pri·ət·nəs/
I wonder about the appropriateness of borrowing money from my brother.

appropriateverb [T]

 us   /əˈproʊ·priˌeɪt/
  • appropriate verb [T] (TAKE)

to take and use for a purpose: The state appropriated funds for more clinics.
Appropriate also means to steal: He lost his job after he appropriated some of the company’s money.
(Definition of appropriate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"appropriate" in British English

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appropriateadjective

uk   /əˈprəʊ.pri.ət/  us   /əˈproʊ.pri.ət/
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   /əˈprəʊ.pri.ət.li/  us   /əˈproʊ.pri.ət.li/

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B2 She didn't think we were appropriately dressed for a wedding.
appropriateness
noun [U] uk   /əˈprəʊ.pri.ət.nəs/  us   /əˈproʊ.pri.ət.nəs/

appropriateverb [T]

uk   /əˈprəʊ.pri.eɪt/  us   /əˈproʊ.pri.eɪt/ formal
(Definition of appropriate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “appropriate”
in Korean 적절한…
in Arabic مُلائم, مُناسِب…
in Malaysian patut…
in French approprié (à)…
in Russian подходящий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 適當的,恰當的, 合適的…
in Italian appropriato, apposito…
in Turkish uygun, yerinde…
in Polish odpowiedni…
in Spanish apropiado, adecuado, conveniente…
in Vietnamese phù hợp…
in Portuguese apropriado, adequado…
in Thai เหมาะสม…
in German angemessen…
in Catalan apropiat…
in Japanese 適切な, 正しい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 适当的,恰当的, 合适的…
in Indonesian semestinya, tepat, pantas…
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