Appropriate in a sentence as a verb

Yes, guys talk about dicks at times and in places that are probably not appropriate.

Give your customers a window on their apps going dark, if appropriate.

If you hit the eject button at the appropriate time and still walk away with a win.

Okay, you are helping your boyfriend's startup but what is the appropriate cost for this?

They provided a boilerplate version of the ad and I gave them the 4chan-appropriate keywords to use with it. They've always been great to work with re: advertising.

Client will be assisted in finding a more appropriate service provider.

Were still investigating exactly how this happened, and as soon as we have all the facts, well be taking the appropriate action with the people involved.

If that employee gets appropriate respect for his skill set, and reasonable compensation for the risks inherent in a startup, then it's a fair trade.

Appropriate in a sentence as an adjective

He was direct and took pains not to ridicule a thirteen year-old for making an entirely age-appropriate mistake in measuring the results.

It is still an art of software writing to try to automate listening to a learner's pronunciation for appropriate feedback on accuracy of pronunciation.

Ortiz today: and they recognized that his conduct while a violation of the law did not warrant the severe punishments authorized by Congress and called for by the Sentencing Guidelines in appropriate cases.

The appropriate course of action would have been to show the picture privately to staff and have them talk to the parties involved individually and maybe bring everyone together to talk about it after-the-fact.

It would be humorously appropriate if the top comment on the thread about the official HN t-shirt were the traditional nitpicking/point-missing type that is so commonly the top comment when people launch new technology here.

When they see a market in which all the hardware pieces are available and waiting to be put together, they do that in such a way that the final product appeals to the end-user, particularly through the design of appropriate software.

We got that reputation by doing some concrete things differently than our competitors: we staffed an appropriate number of CSRs, trained them to be nice to customers, did a lot of gratuitous tech support for basic computer problems, and were flexible about resolving billing disputes.

Appropriate definitions


give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"

See also: allow earmark reserve


take possession of by force, as after an invasion; "the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; "The army seized the town"; "The militia captured the castle"

See also: capture seize conquer


suitable for a particular person or place or condition etc; "a book not appropriate for children"; "a funeral conducted the appropriate solemnity"; "it seems that an apology is appropriate"