Synonyms for appropriate

Synonyms for (verb) appropriate

Synonyms: reserve, earmark, set aside, allow, appropriate

Definition: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

Usage: I will earmark this money for your research; She sets aside time for meditation every day

Similar words: assign, allot, portion

Definition: give out

Usage: We were assigned new uniforms

Synonyms: capture, seize, conquer, appropriate

Definition: take possession of by force, as after an invasion

Usage: the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants; The army seized the town; The militia captured the castle

Similar words: take over, seize, usurp, assume, arrogate

Definition: seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

Usage: He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town; he usurped my rights; She seized control of the throne after her husband died

Synonyms for (adj) appropriate

Synonyms: appropriate

Definition: suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc

Usage: a book not appropriate for children; a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity; it seems that an apology is appropriate

Similar words: befitting

Definition: appropriate to

Usage: behavior befitting a father

Similar words: grade-appropriate

Definition: the quality of ability and work that is appropriate for students in a specified grade

Similar words: pat

Definition: exactly suited to the occasion

Usage: a pat reply

Similar words: right, proper

Definition: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

Usage: everything in its proper place; the right man for the job; she is not suitable for the position

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