verb (used with object), ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing.
Origin of appropriate
Examples from the Web for appropriator
As the appropriator of his own he didn't so much want to brand him as—just more "amusingly" even, if one would.
The appropriator of the tale had a wide reputation in the West, and was exceedingly popular.Chapters from My Autobiography|Mark Twain
In other words, the first appropriator is the first in right.
He hadn't so much minded the epithets Mrs. Folliott had applied, for they were to the appropriator of her securities.
Verily, an appropriator of all values must such bestowing love become; but healthy and holy, call I this selfishness.Thus Spake Zarathustra|Friedrich Nietzsche
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.