[person, clothing, comments, time, reponse, punishment] qui convient, approprié (e)
→ The comments he made were not at all appropriate.
→ Somebody will direct you to the appropriate person.
→ He is the most appropriate person to ask.
[behaviour, subject] convenable
→ That kind of behaviour is not appropriate for somebody his age.
→ sex wasn't an appropriate subject
[authority] compétent (e)
→ We will notify the appropriate authority.
[treatment, skills, training] adéquat (e)
[visa] requis (e)
to take appropriate action prendre des mesures appropriées
→ The teacher will take appropriate action.
appropriate for sb/sth, appropriate to sb/sth approprié (e) à qn/qch
→ Wear an outfit appropriate to the job.
→ clothing that is appropriate for bad weather
That dress isn't very appropriate for an interview. Cette robe n'est pas très appropriée pour un entretien.
it is appropriate to ... il est approprié de ...
it seems appropriate to ... il semble approprié de ...
→ it seemed appropriate to end with a joke.
it is appropriate that ... il est approprié que ...
→ It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
→ It is appropriate that the exhibition is sponsored by BMW.
to be appropriate for sb to do sth, It would not be appropriate for me to comment. Il ne me serait pas approprié de commenter.