proper, fitting, one's own


  • expropriate

    If you expropriate something, you take it away for your own use although it does not belong to you; governments frequently expropriate private land to use for public purposes.

  • apropos

    When something is apropos, it is fitting to the moment or occasion.

  • appropriate

    If you appropriate something that does not belong to you, you take it for yourself without the right to do so.

  • malapropism

    A malapropism is an unintentional and usually humorous mistake you make when you use a word that sounds similar to the word you actually intended to use but means something completely different.

  • propriety

    Propriety is behaving in a socially acceptable and appropriate way.

  • appropriateness

    appropriate conduct

  • appropriation

    money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose

  • expropriation

    taking out of an owner's hands (especially taking property by public authority)

  • improper

    not suitable or right or appropriate

  • impropriety

    an improper demeanor

  • inappropriate

    not suitable for a particular occasion etc

  • misappropriate

    appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use

  • proper

    appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs

  • property

    something owned

  • proprietary

    protected by trademark or patent or copyright

  • proprietor

    (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business

  • proprietorship

    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits

  • proprietress

    a woman proprietor

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