verb (used with object), ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing.
Origin of appropriate
Examples from the Web for appropriated
He has shifted $454 million of the ACA from appropriated purpose to another purpose.
It just raised the ceiling on the amounts that may be appropriated.Obamacare, Impeachment, Iran, and More Political Predictions for 2014|Michael Tomasky|December 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Later, the Dukes of Burgundy appropriated the land and vines were revived by medieval monks.
The majority of these works were “appropriated” (read as: stolen) by the Nazis before the war began.Nazi Art Hoard Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Lost Art|Noah Charney|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And they can be dangerous too – they can be manipulated or twisted or appropriated.Colum McCann Talks New Novel ‘TransAtlantic’ and Narrative4|Phil Klay|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The next thing that I saw was that he took from her curls a rosebud and appropriated it to his buttonhole.Homestead on the Hillside|Mary Jane Holmes
All the members of the church are required to call on the missionary once a month, and particular days are appropriated to it.The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus|American Anti-Slavery Society
Lothair had appropriated to the Campians one of the most convenient and complete apartments in the castle.Lothair|Benjamin Disraeli
But the beautiful, in its very nature, cannot be appropriated or possessed.
In architecture and hygiene, a building fitted up for and appropriated to bathing.
verb (əˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for appropriate
early 15c., "take possession of," from Late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare, adpropriare (c.450) "to make one's own," from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + propriare "take as one's own," from proprius "one's own" (see proper). Related: Appropriated; appropriating.
"specially suitable, proper," early 15c., from Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare (see appropriate (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness.