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Suited or acceptable to the purpose or circumstances
“Please ensure that the proper procedures are followed.”
Accurate in conformity to acceptable standards
“Let me show you the proper way to use a pair of chopsticks.”
Following the established standards of behavior or manners
“My parents expect me to behave in a manner they deem proper for a young man.”
Marked by or showing careful attention to set forms and details
“Your knighthood will be celebrated with a proper ceremony.”
Real or genuine
“Martin Tebbutt is teaching a new generation how proper food should taste.”
Serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group
“Please put everything back into its proper place when you're finished.”
Belonging or relating exclusively or distinctively to
“The television channel has a variety of shows proper to her young age.”
(colloquial) Used as an intensifier, especially in derogatory contexts
“In short, I was a proper little Cultural Revolutionary in the making.”
Of high quality
“Now that was a proper dining experience!”
In the very strictest sense of the word
“The famous museum is in the city proper.”
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