Appropriate – English editing.

Appropriate = suitable in a particular situation: ‘Once we know more about the cause of the problem, we can take appropriate action.’ ‘To offer them more money at this stage would not be appropriate.’

Appropriate and suitable have similar meanings and are sometimes interchangeable: ‘We’re still waiting for a suitable/an appropriate moment to break the news to them.’ When you mean ‘having the necessary qualities, skills etc, the usual word is suitable: ‘The hotel isn’t suitable for families with children.’

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