And in many cases, if the government just appropriated money for the same purpose, it would be fairer and might cost less.
His early artistic explorations had emulated and appropriated the entire cast of European modernism.
Congress appropriated funds, and whatever those appropriations totaled over the course of the year was that year's budget.
"specially suitable, proper," early 15c., from Latin appropriatus, past participle of appropriare (see appropriate (v.)). Related: Appropriately; appropriateness.
liberate (WWI Army)