appropriate

appropriate

adjective 

suitable - I leave it to you to take appropriate action. 

verb

to put a sum of money aside for a special purpose - to appropriate a sum of money for a capital project

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approach

approach

noun

an act of getting in touch with someone with a proposal - The company made an approach to the supermarket chain.- The board turned down all approaches on the subject of mergers. - We have had an approach from a Japanese company to buy our car division. - She has had an approach from a firm of headhunters. 

verb

to get in touch with someone with a proposal - He approached the bank with a request for a loan. - The company was approached by an American publisher with the suggestion of a merger. - We have been approached several times but have turned down all offers. - She was approached by a headhunter with the offer of a job.

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appro

appro

noun

same as approval (informal) - to buy something on appro to buy something which you will only pay for if it is satisfactory

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apprenticeship

apprenticeship

noun

the time spent learning a skilled trade - He served a six-year apprenticeship in the steel works.

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apprentice

apprentice

noun

a young person who works under contract for a period in order to be trained in a skill 

verb 

to be apprenticed to someone to work with a skilled worker to learn from them

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appreciation

appreciation

noun

1. an increase in value. Also called capital appreciation

2. the act of valuing something highly - She was given a pay rise in appreciation of her excellent work.

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appreciate

appreciate

verb

1. to notice how good something is

2. (of currency, shares, etc.) to increase in value

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appraisee

appraisee

noun

an employee who is being appraised by his or her manager in an appraisal interview

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appraise

appraise

verb

to assess or to calculate the value of something or someone

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appraisal

appraisal

noun

a calculation of the value of someone or something

‘…we are now reaching a stage in industry and commerce where appraisals are becoming part of the management culture. Most managers now take it for granted that they will appraise and be appraised’ [Personnel Management]

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