verb (used with object), ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing.
Origin of appropriate
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Historical Examples of appropriative
It is the appropriative words, thine and mine, which make this history different from any other history.Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Ergo, the terrestrial or the Life of Nature ever the shadow and opposite of the Divine is appropriative, absorbing appetence.Anima Poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
verb (əˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for appropriate
"specially suitable, proper," early 15c., from Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare (see appropriate (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness.