verb (used with object), ap·pro·pri·at·ed, ap·pro·pri·at·ing.
Origin of appropriate
Synonyms for appropriate
Antonyms for appropriate
Examples from the Web for reappropriate
Historical Examples of reappropriate
Now you seek to reappropriate this water, or to have the right cancelled, and see where you wind up.The Iron Furrow
George C. Shedd
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.