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appropriate
(v)
ǝ-PRO-pree-ate
Meaning

take possession of for one's own use; seize

1st Sample Sentence

The police are allowed to appropriate anyone's car at any time if it is needed for police business.

Root

ad (to)#proprius (one's own) (Latin)

Mnemonics

appropriate = a + property + iate. i.e. to make it your own property, by force if required. Also when you are appropriating it yourself you are "allocating" it to yourself. A PROPERTY HE ATE appropriate: is like app (apple) rop (rob) riate (ate= taking away), if someone is taking your apple away from you i.e. taking possession of it.