Difference between Appropriate and Seize

What is the difference between Appropriate and Seize?

Appropriate as a verb is to make suitable; to suit. -- william paley. while Seize as a verb is to deliberately take hold of; to grab or capture


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved. Hence, belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper. Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To make suitable; to suit. -- William Paley. To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, "let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit." To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others;—with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy. To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property. --Blackstone.

Example sentence: To eat is to appropriate by destruction.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: to deliberately take hold of; to grab or captureto take advantage of (an opportunity or circumstance)to take possession of (by force, law etc.)to have a sudden and powerful effect uponto bind, lash or make fast, with several turns of small rope, cord, or small lineto fasten, fixto lay hold in seizure, by hands or claws (+ or )to have a seizureto bind or lock in position immovably; see also seize up

Example sentence: The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

We hope you now know whether to use Appropriate or Seize in your sentence.

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