What is another word for appropriated?

Pronunciation: [ɐpɹˈə͡ʊpɹɪətɪd] (IPA)

Appropriated is a word that means to take something for one's own use, often without permission or justification. Synonyms for appropriated include seized, expropriated, confiscated, commandeered, annexed, and requisitioned. Other similar terms that can be used interchangeably with appropriated are usurped, claimed, hi-jacked, pillaged, and plundered. These words carry similar connotations of taking something that doesn't belong to you or using something for your own purposes without permission. Whether you use appropriated or any of its synonyms, be sure to use the word that best fits the context of your writing.

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Usage examples for Appropriated

The noble building exclusively appropriated to this purpose has several times been enlarged to meet the demand for room to store and classify the accumulating treasures.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
The tall tower of the water-supply was not originally intended for the use to which it has at last been appropriated.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
My dress, which I had hidden as best I could, was found and carried off like everything else; and Than-Sing, who had chanced to take off his slippers for a moment, saw them snatched up and appropriated in the twinkling of an eye.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot

Famous quotes with Appropriated

  • But it was soon ascertained that this quaternary matter of the animal body was chemically the same in the plant, was elaborated there, and only appropriated by the animal.
    Asa Gray
  • Over the last five years, the Administration and the majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900 million for port security grants - despite the Coast Guard's determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
    Solomon Ortiz
  • We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions... Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.
    A. Philip Randolph
  • The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year, about one-tenth of what was necessary.
    Bobby Scott
  • The public treasure has been duly applied to the uses to which it was appropriated by Parliament, and regular accounts have been annually laid before Parliament, of every article of expense.
    Robert Walpole

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