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

  Appropriate \Ap*pro"pri*ate\, n.
     A property; attribute. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Appropriate \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.
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           In its strict and appropriate meaning.   --Porteus.
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           Appropriate acts of divine worship.      --Stillingfleet.
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           It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate
           to express our ideas.                    --Locke.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  appropriate
      adj 1: 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" [ant: inappropriate]
      v 1: 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" [syn: allow,
           appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve]
      2: 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"
         [syn: appropriate, capture, seize, conquer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  265 Moby Thesaurus words for "appropriate":
     a propos, absorb, abstract, acceptable, according to Hoyle,
     accroach, ad rem, adapted, admissible, adopt, advantageous,
     advisable, agreeable, allocate, allot, and, annex, appertaining,
     applicable, applying, appoint, apportion, apposite, appropriate,
     appropriate to, apropos, apt, arrogate, assign, assign to,
     assimilate, assume, auspicious, bag, banausic, becoming, befitting,
     belonging, beneficial, boost, borrow, characteristic, civil, claim,
     colonize, comely, commandeer, commodious, condign, confiscate,
     congruous, conquer, conscript, convenient, cop, copy, correct,
     crib, decent, decorous, defraud, derive from, deserved, desirable,
     desired, despoil, destine, detail, devote, digest, distinctive,
     distinguished, dovetailing, draft, due, earmark, eligible,
     embezzle, employable, encroach, enjoyable, enslave, entitled,
     exact, expedient, expropriate, extort, fair, fate, favorable,
     feasible, felicitous, filch, fit, fitted, fitten, fitting, forage,
     fortunate, fructuous, functional, geared, genteel, germane, good,
     good for, grab, grasp, happy, helpful, hog, hook, idiocratic,
     idiosyncratic, imitate, impound, in character, in point, indent,
     infringe, infringe a copyright, inspired, intrinsic, invade,
     involving, jump a claim, just, just right, kosher, lay hold of,
     lift, likely, lot, lucky, make assignments, make free with,
     make off with, make use of, mark off, mark out for, marked,
     material, meet, merited, meshing, metabolize, mock, monopolize,
     nice, nick, nip, normal, normative, occupy, of general utility,
     of help, of service, of use, on the button, opportune, ordain,
     overrun, palm, pat, peculiar, pertaining, pertinent, pilfer, pinch,
     pirate, plagiarize, play God, pleasant, poach, politic,
     portion off, practical, pragmatical, predigest, preempt, preoccupy,
     prepossess, press, pretend to, profitable, proper, propitious,
     providential, purloin, qualified, quintessential, raid,
     recommendable, relevant, requisite, requisition, reserve, restrict,
     restrict to, right, right and proper, righteous, rightful, ripe,
     run away with, rustle, schedule, scrounge, seasonable, seemly,
     seize, sequester, serviceable, set, set apart, set aside, set off,
     shoplift, simulate, single, singular, sit on, snare, snatch,
     snitch, sortable, spoil, squat on, steal, subjugate, suitable,
     suited, suiting, swindle, swipe, tag, tailored, take, take all of,
     take it all, take on, take over, take possession of, take up,
     thieve, timely, to be desired, to the point, to the purpose,
     trespass, true to form, unique, urbane, useful, usurp, utilitarian,
     walk off with, well-chosen, well-expressed, well-put, well-timed,
     wise, worthwhile, worthy, wrench
  
  

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