Upon reaching an appropriate age, children are encouraged, but not forced, to "leave the nest".
The government has appropriated a large sum of money for building hospitals.
The minister was found to have appropriated government money.
Plain, simple clothes are appropriate for school wear.
适当的, 恰当的, 相称的[(+to/for)]
She picked up a dress appropriate for the occasion.
The city will appropriate funds for the new airport.
2. 占用; 盗用, 挪用
The manager was found to have appropriated store money.