What does the word appropriate mean?

Usage examples for appropriate

  1. 182. But the assertion is not entirely true; nor are his examples appropriate; for what he and many other grammarians call the infinitive absolute, evidently depends on something understood; and the preposition is, surely, in no instance independent of what follows it, and is therefore never entirely absolute. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  2. There was only one thing which seemed to me appropriate in the exhibition. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  3. I made an appropriate reply, and then waited. – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell