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verb [transitive] appropriate pronunciation in British English /əˈprəʊpriˌeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyappropriate
he/she/itappropriates
present participleappropriating
past tenseappropriated
past participleappropriated
  1. 1
    to decide officially that money will be used for a particular purpose
    The legislature appropriated funds for technology in the schools.
  2. 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.

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