Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Appropriate (Page: 74)

Ap*pro"pri*ate (#), a. [L. appropriatus, p. p. of appropriare; ad + propriare to appropriate, fr. proprius one's own, proper. See Proper.] Set apart for a particular use or person. Hence: Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.

In its strict and appropriate meaning. Porteus.
Appropriate acts of divine worship. Stillingfleet.
It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas. Locke.

Appropriate (Page: 74)

Ap*pro"pri*ate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appropriated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Appropriating (#).]

1. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.

2. To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.

3. To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic] Paley.

4. (Eng. Eccl. Law) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. Blackstone.


Appropriate (Page: 74)

Ap*pro"pri*ate (#), n. A property; attribute. [Obs.]