< Late Latin appropriātus
made one's own (past participle of appropriāre
), equivalent to Latin ap- ap-1
) one's own + -ātus -ate1
appropriately, adverbappropriateness, nounappropriative [uh-proh-pree-ey-tiv, -uh-tiv] /əˈproʊ priˌeɪ tɪv, -ə tɪv/ Show IPA, adjectiveappropriativeness, nounappropriator, nounnonappropriative, adjectivequasi-appropriate, adjectivequasi-appropriately, adverbreappropriate, verb (used with object), reappropriated, reappropriating.well-appropriated, adjective
Can be confused
befitting, apt, meet, felicitous, suited, proper, due, becoming, pertinent. 3.
apportion, allocate, assign.