Synonyms of appropriate
suitableDictionary • It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
suitable • She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
right • Make sure you approach it in the right way.
fitting • The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
fit • You're not fit to be a mother!
correct • They refuse to adopt the rules of correct behaviour.
relevant • Make sure you enclose all the relevant certificates.
proper • Please ensure that the proper procedures are followed.
to the point • The description he gave was brief and to the point.
apt • The words of this report are as apt today as they were in 1929.
applicable • What is reasonable for one family is not applicable for another.
pertinent • She had asked some pertinent questions.
apposite • Recent events have made his central theme even more apposite.
apropos • It was a verse from the book of Job. Very apropos.
opportune (formal) • I have arrived at a very opportune moment.
becoming • This behaviour is not becoming among our politicians.
seemly • It wasn't seemly for a young boy to be courting this woman.
felicitous • Her speech was not at all felicitous.
germane • the suppression of documents which were germane to the case
to the purpose
1 seizeDictionary • Several other newspapers have appropriated the idea.
seize • Police were reported to have seized all copies of the newspaper.
assume • If there is no president, power will be assumed by extremist forces.
acquire • The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
confiscate • They confiscated weapons, ammunition and propaganda material.
annex • Rome annexed the Nabatean kingdom in 106 AD.
usurp • Did she usurp his place in his mother's heart?
impound • The police arrested him and impounded the cocaine.
pre-empt • The French government has the right to pre-empt a piece sold at auction.
commandeer • The soldiers commandeered vehicles in the capital.
take possession of • Earl had taken possession of the gun.
expropriate (formal) • The Bolsheviks expropriated the property of the landowners.
arrogate • He arrogated the privilege to himself alone.
2 allocateDictionary • He is sceptical that Congress will appropriate more money for this.
allocate • Tickets will be allocated to those who apply first.
allow • Please allow 28 days for delivery.
budget • I'm learning how to budget my finances.
devote • He decided to devote the rest of his life to music.
assign • Later in the year, she'll assign them research papers.
designate • Some of the rooms were designated as offices.
earmark • Extra money has been earmarked for the new projects.
allot • We were allotted half an hour to address the committee.
apportion • They are even-handed in apportioning the blame.
3 stealDictionary • What do they think about your appropriating their music and culture?
steal • People who are drug addicts come in and steal stuff.
take • The burglars took just about anything they could carry.
nick (slang, mainly British) • We used to nick biscuits from the kitchen.
pocket • He pocketed a wallet from the bedside of a dead man.
pinch (informal) • pickpockets who pinched his wallet
pirate • pirating copies of music tapes
poach • allegations that it had poached members from other unions
swipe (slang) • People kept trying to swipe my copy of the New York Times.
lift (informal) • The line could have been lifted from a Woody Allen film.
knock off (slang)
heist (US, slang)
embezzle • The director embezzled $34 million in company funds.
pilfer • Staff were pilfering cash from the bar.
misappropriate • I have not misappropriated any funds whatsoever.
purloin • He was caught purloining books from the library.
filch • I filched some notes from his wallet.
plagiarize • He was accused of plagiarizing copyrighted material.
thieve • These people can't help thieving.
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• The company acquired a 50% stake in Saab for $4m.
come into possession of
come into possession of
allocateIf one item or share of something is allocated to a particular person or for a particular purpose, it is given to that person or used for that purpose.
• Tickets will be allocated to those who apply first.
allotIf something is allotted to someone, it is given to them as their share.
• We were allotted half an hour to address the committee.
Thesaurus for appropriate from the Collins English Thesaurus