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appropriates

verb
present tense third-person singular of appropriate

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1 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
  • archaeologists wrongfully appropriated artifacts excavated at ancient sites for their museums

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2 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep
  • you can't just appropriate somebody's term paper and put your name on it!

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appropriateness

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appropriating

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“Appropriates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/appropriates. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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