Definitions of "appropriate"
  1. The act of earmarking something, whether it's resources or funds, for a specific receiver, goal, or application
  2. The action of using or claiming something without having the rightful authority or permission to do so
How to use "appropriate" in a sentence
  1. The board decided to appropriate funds for the new project.
  2. Without the owner's permission, he tried to appropriate the valuable painting.
  3. The company was accused of appropriating their competitor's marketing strategy without consent.

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