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Relevant and appropriate - thesaurus

Synonyms

relevant

adjective

directly connected with and important to what is being discussed or considered

appropriate

adjective

suitable or right for a particular situation or purpose

applicable

adjective

relevant to or affecting a particular situation or group of people

live

adjective

a live issue continues to be important and relevant

pertinent

adjective

formal relevant to something

salient

adjective

formal a salient fact, issue, or feature is one that is especially noticeable or relevant

apposite

adjective

formal relevant and appropriate to what is happening or being discussed

germane

adjective

formal relevant to a subject that is being discussed

to the point

relevant and worth paying attention to

fit

verb

if someone or something fits somewhere, they are small enough or the right size and shape to go there

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More synonyms

accordingly

adverb

in a way that is suitable for the situation

-appropriate

suffix

used with nouns to make adjectives indicating that something is suitable for a particular group or context

apropos

adjective

formal appropriate or relevant

as appropriate

in the way that is relevant or suitable

fit

noun

used for saying whether something is the right size and shape for someone or something

fit together

if things fit together, they are the right size or shape so that you can join them

fit together

if ideas or facts fit together, they can be joined to make a sensible story or explanation

hit the spot

to be exactly what you want or need

material

noun

someone who is suitable for a particular job or situation

proportional

adjective

correct or suitable in size, amount, or degree when considered in relation to something else

proportional

adjective

keeping the same relationship of size or amount to something else

proportionate

adjective

correct or suitable in size, amount, or degree when considered in relation to something else

proportionate

adjective

keeping the same relationship of size or amount to something else

relevance

noun

the quality of being directly connected with and important to something else

right

adjective

the right person or thing for someone or something has exactly the qualities that are wanted or needed

significantly

adverb

in a way that is relevant or that has an important effect on something

topical

adjective

relating to a subject that is of particular interest at the present time

what’s good for the goose is good for the gander

used for saying that if something is good or acceptable for one person it is therefore good or acceptable for another person

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