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Meaning of APPROBATE

Pronunciation:  'apru`beyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  accept as valid, as of documents
  2. [v]  approve or sanction officially
 

APPROBATE is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Antonyms: reprobate
 
 See Also: accept, authorise, authorize, clear, pass

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ap"pro*bate\, a. [L. approbatus, p. p. of approbare
    to approve.]
    Approved. [Obs.] --Elyot.
    
    
  2. \Ap"pro*bate\, v. t.
    To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction
    officially.
    
          I approbate the one, I reprobate the other. --Sir W.
                                                   Hamilton.
    
    Note: This word is obsolete in England, but is occasionally
          heard in the United States, chiefly in a technical
          sense for license; as, a person is approbated to
          preach; approbated to keep a public house. --Pickering
          (1816).
    
    
 

 

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