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 for Appropriating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appropriate \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.
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     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.
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     3. To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic] --Paley.
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     4. (Eng. Eccl. Law) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual
        corporation, as its property. --Blackstone.
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