Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you appropriate something, you take it from somebody else and make it your own. (noun) If something is appropriate, it matches the situation.

Examples: (verb) By the end of this year, the total funds the government appropriated from taxes will be nearly $600 billion. (noun) It is the job of management to look at the problems and take appropriate action. (noun) We suggest ways in which teachers may change their materials to make them more appropriate for bilingual students.

Synonyms: nouns: right, correct, suitable. verbs: obtain, receive.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 2 C