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  1. [verb] give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"
    Synonyms: allow, earmark, set aside, reserve

  2. [verb] take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"
    Synonyms: capture, seize, conquer

  3. [adjective] suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"

  4. [adjective] appropriate for achieving a particular end; implies a lack of concern for fairness
    Synonyms: advantageous

  5. [adjective] meant or adapted for an occasion or use; "a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty"; "not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy"
    Synonyms: suitable, suited

  6. [adjective] suitable and fitting; "the tailored clothes were harmonious with her military bearing"
    Synonyms: harmonious

  7. [adjective] being of striking appropriateness and pertinence; "the successful copywriter is a master of apposite and evocative verbal images"; "an apt reply"
    Synonyms: apposite, apt, pertinent


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