|Origin:||, past participle of appropriare, from Latin ad- 'to' + proprius 'own'|
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ap‧pro‧pri‧ate2 [transitive] formal
to take something for yourself when you do not have the right to do this [= steal]:
He is suspected of appropriating government funds.
to take something, especially money, to use for a particular purpose
appropriate something for something
Congress appropriated $5 million for International Woman's Year.