appropriate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/əˈprəʊpriˌeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyappropriate
he/she/itappropriates
present participleappropriating
past tenseappropriated
past participleappropriated
  1. 2
    legal to take something illegally
    1. a.
      formal to take something for yourself

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