UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations adjective: /əˈprəʊpriət/, verb: /əˈprəʊprieɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/adj. əˈproʊpriɪt; v. -ˌeɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(adj. ə prōprē it; v. ə prōprē āt′)

Inflections of 'appropriate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. an appropriate [choice, decision, answer, use]
  2. appropriate [course, level, class, group]
  3. appropriate [measures, behavior, action, information]
  4. appropriate [dress, clothing, wear]
  5. is not appropriate [language, dress] (for)
  6. take appropriate action
  7. take (the) appropriate steps to
  8. the appropriate [time, amount, weight, distance]
  9. at an appropriate [time, level]
  10. this is not an appropriate [way, time] to
  11. each performed their appropriate [role, part, task, function]
  12. appropriate for all [patients, users, children]
  13. appropriate for [many, certain, some] [patients]
  14. is (not) appropriate for children (under)
  15. is appropriate for all ages
  16. is not appropriate for [work, class, a wedding]
  17. is not considered appropriate (for)
  18. it [is, isn't] appropriate to [use, do, make, have, be]
  19. the [name, expression] (has) proved very appropriate
  20. [comments, remarks] appropriate to the [occasion, subject]
  1. appropriated [funds, public funds, assets]
  2. appropriate (it) for your own [work, research, use]
  3. appropriated by the [company, government]
  4. appropriated from the [company, commonwealth]
  5. appropriated under [section, paragraph, title] [14]
  6. appropriated pursuant to [section] [14]
  7. appropriated and [used, expended]
  8. [hereby, otherwise] appropriated
  9. [specifically, previously, already] appropriated
  10. [guilty, accused] of appropriating [funds, goods]
  11. [accused of, criticized for] appropriating [black, Native American] culture
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