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verb [transitive]     appropriate pronunciation in American English
/əˈproʊpriˌeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyappropriate
he/she/itappropriates
present participleappropriating
past tenseappropriated
past participleappropriated
  1. 2
    formal to take something for yourself

    She had appropriated his role as chief provider for the family.

    1. a.
      legal to take something illegally
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