• To make suitable to; to suit.
  • To take to oneself; to claim or use, especially as by an exclusive right.
  • To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, especially in exclusion of all others; with to or for.
  • To annex (for example a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property).


Opposite words


  • From Middle English appropriaten, borrowed from Latin appropriatus, past participle of approprio, from ad + proprio, from proprius.

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