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Translation of appropriate in Spanish:


American English: /əˈproʊpriət/
British English: /əˈprəʊprɪət/
  • her attire wasn't appropriate to the occasion
    su vestimenta no era la apropiada or adecuada or indicada para la ocasión
    it would not be appropriate for me to comment
    no estaría bien or no sería apropiado que hiciera algún comentario
    you should take all appropriate precautions
    debes tomar todas las precauciones del caso
    assess the situation and take the appropriate action
    evalúe la situación y tome las medidas pertinentes
    complete as appropriate
    rellenar lo que corresponda
    delete as appropriate
    tachar lo que no corresponda
    Example sentences
    • In this circumstance it is appropriate to depend upon a set of rules for swift action.
    • A conditional discharge would be appropriate for the offences in all the circumstances.
    • Cook with spices that are appropriate for the season and for your skin and your physiology.

transitive verb

American English: /əˈproʊpriˌeɪt/
British English: /əˈprəʊprɪeɪt/
  • 1 (take illegally)
    apropiarse de
    Example sentences
    • Because it was university property, appropriating the sign had to be an undercover job.
    • He filched my material and appropriated my voice and exploited a human tragedy that was really none of his business.
    • A user can be someone who appropriates the history, image, or reputation of a work of architecture for his own ends.
    Example sentences
    • If the bank knows that a given sum or item has been appropriated for a specific purpose, the right of set-off cannot be exercised in respect of it.
    • He prefers the money to be appropriated for tax cuts for the upper bracket.
    • Money is appropriated for a two-year budget cycle during the odd-numbered years.
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