appropriate for

appropriate for

1. adjective Suitable or proper for one, based on certain conditions like one's age or setting. When "appropriate" is used as an adjective, the last syllable is pronounced "it." Turn that violent cartoon off right now—it's not appropriate for a boy your age! This text is not appropriate for high-schoolers.
2. verb To seize for oneself, often illegally or without the owner's permission. In this usage, a noun appears between "appropriate" and "for." When "appropriate" is used as a verb, the last syllable is pronounced "ate." I can't believe you appropriated my video game system for yourself while I was away! I had money in my wallet, but it seems that some other party guests appropriated it for themselves.
3. To designate for a specific purpose. In this usage, a noun can appear between "appropriate" and "for." When "appropriate" is used as a verb, the last syllable is pronounced "ate." How much money was appropriated for education initiatives this quarter?

appropriate something for something

 
1. to allot a certain amount of money for a particular purpose. They will appropriate $10,000 for the exhibit at the fair. A large sum was appropriated for the expenses.
2. Euph. to take something [from someone else] and use it as something else or for a purpose different from what was intended. Walter appropriated a truck for an ambulance. It was necessary to appropriate your laptop for connecting to the Internet.
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* Is my setting appropriate for the adventure program I intend to implement?
It is true that no single tool is appropriate for all long-term care facilities, and that the AHCPR has in fact questioned the validity of the tools that have yet to be extensively tested.
His efforts, combined with much greater acceptance of ASL as a language suitable and appropriate for the instruction of deaf people, have resulted in the publication of various dictionaries and instructional material on ASL.
Some have suggested, however, that in light of Vinson and Wachtell, it may be appropriate for taxpayers to consider the availability of an award of fees.
Examples of patients who may be appropriate for rehabilitation at home include those with severe strokes or degenerative central nervous system disorders.
We suggest that this area would also be appropriate for an exemption from the new rules.
91-1, Hedging Intercompany Foreign Currency Risks, discusses whether hedge accounting is appropriate for hedges of intercompany transactions denominated in foreign currencies.
A variable annuity will continue to have additional applications when new annuitization features (or the surrender of capital accumulation in exchange for a cashflow stream) are appropriate for specific clients.
Though there seems to be a dramatic shift away from prescribing psychotropic medications to demented residents, often resulting in dramatically improved quality of life, in the rush to implement drug titration programs, facilities have not always been able to determine who is appropriate for reduction and who is not.
A letter or fax is appropriate for nonurgent cases.
The librarian may not be heavily involved in the actual writing of the research results but can help identify journal titles appropriate for dissemination.
The Board believes that it is appropriate for regulatory purposes to differentiate between privately negotiated transactions and transactions on exchanges, especially when transactions on exchanges are executed on behalf of third parties, rather than solely between principals.
Upon admission, the rehab group must determine which rehab level is most appropriate for the resident based on diagnosis, length of stay, and discharge plans as well as the fiscal realities of RUG III reimbursement rates.
* Are sites appropriate for the skill level of campers?
Thus, TEI suggests that the second sentence be modified by replacing 'should" with "may." In addition, the OECD should clarify that it is also appropriate for such licensing receipts to be included in the allocation formula with sales, rather than deducted from the sharable costs.
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