Middle English Dictionary Entry

ap(p)rǒuen v.
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(a) Law To appropriate (common land) to one's own use and profit [in accordance with the Statutes of Merton (1236) and Westminster (1285)]; -- refl. & intr.; (b) to assign (sth.) as property; (c) to bag (game); -- refl.
(a) Be beneficial; be helpful (to sb.); (b) to benefit (sb.); (c) to improve (sth.).