Appropriate Ap*pro"pri*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Appropriated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Appropriating}.] 1. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit. [1913 Webster]

2. To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy. [1913 Webster]

3. To make suitable; to suit. [Archaic] --Paley. [1913 Webster]

4. (Eng. Eccl. Law) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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