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.
The appropriator of the tale had a wide reputation in the West, and was exceedingly popular.
Chapters from My Autobiography Mark Twain
He hadn’t so much minded the epithets Mrs. Folliott had applied, for they were to the appropriator of her securities.
The Finer Grain Henry James
Verily, an appropriator of all values must such bestowing love become; but healthy and holy, call I this selfishness.
Thus Spake Zarathustra Friedrich Nietzsche
As the appropriator of his own he didn’t so much want to brand him as—just more “amusingly” even, if one would.
The Finer Grain Henry James
In other words, the first appropriator is the first in right.
Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress Various
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
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.
“specially suitable, proper,” early 15c., from Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare (see appropriate (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness.
liberate (WWI Army)
(of a purchase) : on appro. noun an informal shortening of approval on appro
capable of being approved. worthy of being approved; commendable. Historical Examples And is, in fact, approvable as a practical officer and soldier, by the strictest judge then living. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. IX. (of XXI.) Thomas Carlyle
the act of ; approbation. formal permission or sanction. Philately. one of a group of selected stamps sent by a dealer to a prospective customer for examination and either purchase or return. on approval, without obligation to buy unless satisfactory to the customer upon trial or examination and, otherwise, returnable: We ship merchandise on approval. […]
to speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or good; judge favorably: to approve the policies of the administration. to consent or agree to: Father approved our plan to visit Chicago. to confirm or sanction formally; ratify: The Senate promptly approved the bill. Obsolete. to demonstrate; show. to make good; attest. to prove […]