verb (used with object), ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing.
Origin of appropriate
Examples from the Web for appropriateness
These decisions and criteria are referred to as “appropriateness.”
“NDSC is trying to decrease and change the appropriateness of imaging,” Bettmann said.
She felt so in awe that he expressed interest in her that she never questioned the appropriateness of some of his behavior.Digital Harassment Is the New Means of Domestic Abuse|Keli Goff|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There has always been a debate over the appropriateness of judicial review.
Marine Le Pen, meanwhile, openly questioned the appropriateness of a presidential candidate visiting the scene of the crime.
They have such a wonderful idea of appropriateness, it seems to me.Mae Madden|Mary Murdoch Mason
The appropriateness of that name does not seem to strike you at once.The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard|Anatole France
This man seemed to fit into the picture of the hills with the appropriateness of the native-born.Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
It would be difficult for me here to examine Mr. Greg's writings with perfect freedom and appropriateness.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)|John Morley
Magnificence rather than appropriateness of costume was desired by the platform actor of the Drama of Rhetoric.The Theory of the Theatre|Clayton Hamilton
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.