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English definition of “appropriate”

appropriate

verb [T] (TAKE)    /əˈprəʊ.pri.eɪt/ US  /-ˈproʊ-/ formal
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 .StealingTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
(Definition of appropriate verb (TAKE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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