Synonyms of appropriation
1 setting aside • The government raised defence appropriations by 12 per cent.
assignment • The state prohibited the assignment of licences to competitors.
allocation • Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotment • His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
apportionment • the apportionment of resources
2 seizureDictionary • fraud and illegal appropriation of land
seizure • one of the biggest seizures of heroin ever
assumption • the government's assumption of power
annexation • the country's annexation of its neighbour
confiscation • Anyone convicted of drug trafficking would be liable to confiscation of assets and imprisonment.
expropriation (formal) • illegal expropriation of their assets
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allocationThe allocation of something is the decision that it should be given to a particular person or used for a particular purpose.
• Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotmentAn allotment of something is a share or amount of it that is given to someone.
• His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
annexationIf a country annexes another country or an area of land, it seizes it and takes control of it. (noun)
• the country's annexation of its neighbour
Thesaurus for appropriation from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of setting apart or taking for one's own use