Translation of appropriate in Spanish:



  • apropiado 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
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    • 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/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (take illegally) [land/money/possessions] apropiarse de 1.2 (set aside) [funds/money] destinar, asignar

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.