Appropriately



suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.:
an appropriate example; an appropriate dress.
belonging to or peculiar to a person; proper:
Each played his appropriate part.
to set apart, authorize, or legislate for some specific purpose or use:
The legislature appropriated funds for the university.
to take to or for oneself; take possession of.
to take without permission or consent; seize; expropriate:
He appropriated the trust funds for himself.
to steal, especially to commit petty theft.
Contemporary Examples

And she was appropriately saucy, especially when thanking her co-star Sally Hawkins.
The SAG Awards Best Speeches…And What They Mean for Oscar Kevin Fallon January 18, 2014

appropriately enough, the Basin family crest bears the motto “boldness and inspiration.”
Putin’s Criminal Olympics Michael Weiss January 26, 2014

The final product is an appropriately “salmon” colored quilt.
They’re Done With YouTube. Now Cats Storm the Art-World Justin Jones January 24, 2014

Selznick was appropriately fretful from the start about length.
How ‘Gone With the Wind’ Got Made Helen Anders September 9, 2014

Eventually I gave way to Bunny’s insistence and lost my virginity, appropriately enough, in H.G. Wells’s spare bedroom.
House of Cads: Growing Up Amid the Weirdness of Bloomsbury Jessica Ferri April 9, 2014

Historical Examples

Later, after the young year had appropriately been ushered in, when the refreshments were being served, he might unbend somewhat.
Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb

Cephalus, the patriarch of the house, has been appropriately engaged in offering a sacrifice.
The Republic Plato

This revival of classic taste in art is commonly and appropriately called Renaissance.
Architecture Thomas Roger Smith

When completed, the new playhouse was appropriately christened “The Hope.”
Shakespearean Playhouses Joseph Quincy Adams

Speak both in the senate and to every man, whoever he may be, appropriately, not with any affectation: use plain discourse.
Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

adjective (əˈprəʊprɪɪt)
right or suitable; fitting
(rare) particular; own: they had their appropriate methods
verb (transitive) (əˈprəʊprɪˌeɪt)
to take for one’s own use, esp illegally or without permission
to put aside (funds, etc) for a particular purpose or person
v.

early 15c., “take possession of,” from Late Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare, adpropriare (c.450) “to make one’s own,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + propriare “take as one’s own,” from proprius “one’s own” (see proper). Related: Appropriated; appropriating.
adj.

“specially suitable, proper,” early 15c., from Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare (see appropriate (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness.

verb

liberate (WWI Army)

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