Definition of appropriately adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈprəʊpriətli//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈproʊpriətli//
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in a way that is suitable, acceptable or correct for the particular circumstances The government has been accused of not responding appropriately to the needs of the homeless. The chain of volcanoes is known, appropriately enough, as the ‘Ring of Fire’.