Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb appropriate

2 senses of appropriate

Sense 1
allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve -- (give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day")
       => assign, allot, portion -- (give out; "We were assigned new uniforms")

Sense 2
appropriate, capture, seize, conquer -- (take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle")
       => assume, usurp, seize, take over, arrogate -- (seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "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")

Antonyms of adj appropriate

1 sense of appropriate

Sense 1
appropriate (vs. inappropriate) -- (suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate")

inappropriate (vs. appropriate) -- (not suitable for a particular occasion etc; "noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness"; "inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach"; "put inappropriate pressure on them")
        => unbefitting -- (not befitting; "behavior unbefitting a father")
        => improper, wrong -- (not appropriate for a purpose or occasion; "said all the wrong things")

Similarity of adj appropriate

1 sense of appropriate

Sense 1
appropriate (vs. inappropriate) -- (suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate")
       => befitting -- (appropriate to; "behavior befitting a father")
       => grade-appropriate -- (the quality of ability and work that is appropriate for students in a specified grade)
       => pat -- (exactly suited to the occasion; "a pat reply")
       => proper, right -- (appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs; "everything in its proper place"; "the right man for the job"; "she is not suitable for the position")
          Also See-> apropos#1; proper#1

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