Synonyms of appropriate in English:

appropriate


See definition of appropriate

adjective

1‘refer to the appropriate page of the atlas’

SYNONYMS

suitable, proper, fitting, apt

relevant, connected, pertinent, apposite, applicable, germane, material, significant, right, congruous, to the point, to the purpose

convenient, expedient, favourable, auspicious, propitious, opportune, felicitous, timely, well judged, well timed

seemly, befitting, deserved

ad rem

formal appurtenant

archaic meet, seasonable

ANTONYMS

inappropriate, irrelevant


verb

1‘he acquired resources by appropriating local church lands’

SYNONYMS

seize, commandeer, expropriate, annex, arrogate, sequestrate, sequester, take possession of, take over, assume, secure, acquire, wrest, usurp, claim, lay claim to, hijack

2‘allegations that he had appropriated £40,000 had led to his dismissal’

SYNONYMS

steal, take, misappropriate

thieve, pilfer, pocket, purloin, make off with

embezzle

informal swipe, nab, rip off, lift, filch, snaffle, snitch, bag, walk away with, walk off with, liberate

British informal pinch, nick, half-inch, whip, knock off

rare peculate, defalcate

euphemistic abstract

3‘there can be constitutional problems in appropriating funds for these expenses’

SYNONYMS

allocate, assign, allot, earmark, set apart, set aside, devote, apportion, budget

4‘his images have been appropriated by advertisers’

SYNONYMS

plagiarize, copy, reproduce

poach, steal, bootleg, infringe the copyright of

informal pirate, rip off, crib, lift