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adjective appropriate pronunciation in American English /əˈproʊpriət/
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  1. suitable or right for a particular situation or purpose
    This isn’t the appropriate time to discuss the problem.
    The manager should take appropriate action if safety standards are not being met.
    appropriate to/for: We need to ensure that the teaching they receive is appropriate to their needs.
    appropriate that: It is entirely appropriate that his music should be played at this festival.


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appropriately dressed


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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