appropriate

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appropriate


Appropriate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

adjective
  • enPR: əprō'priĭt
  • (UK) IPA: /əˈprəʊpriɪt/ or /əˈprəʊpriət/, SAMPA: /@"pr@UpriIt/
  • (US) IPA: /əˈproʊpriɪt/ or /əˈproʊpriət/, SAMPA: /@"proUpriIt/
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verb
  • (UK) IPA: /əˈprəʊprieɪt/, SAMPA: /@"pr@UprieIt/
  • (US) enPR: əprō'priāt, IPA: /əˈproʊprieɪt/, SAMPA: /@"proUpreIt/
  • (file)

Adjective[change]

Positive
appropriate

Comparative
more appropriate

Superlative
most appropriate

  1. If something is appropriate, it matches the situation.
    We suggest ways in which teachers may change their materials to make them more appropriate for bilingual students.
    It is the job of management to look at the problems and take appropriate action.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
appropriate

Third-person singular
appropriates

Past tense
appropriated

Past participle
appropriated

Present participle
appropriating

  1. (transitive); (formal) If you appropriate something, you take it from somebody else and make it your own.
    By the end of this year, the total funds appropriated will be nearly $600 billion.

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