I verb accept, accredit, acquiesce, admire, adopt, advocate, agree with, applaud, approve, assent, authorize, back, commend, concur, confirm, consent, countenance, endorse, esteem, favor, laud, license, pass, praise, prize, ratify, recognize, recommend, salute, sanction, support, validate, value II index approve, concur (agree), countenance, pass (approve), recommend, sanction

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  • Approbate — Ap pro*bate, v. t. To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially. [1913 Webster] I approbate the one, I reprobate the other. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] Note: This word is obsolete in England, but is occasionally heard in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Approbate — Ap pro*bate, a. [L. approbatus, p. p. of approbare to approve.] Approved. [Obs.] Elyot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approbate — (v.) late 15c., from L. approbatus, pp. of approbare to assent to (as good), favor (see APPROVE (Cf. approve)). Related: Approbated; approbating …   Etymology dictionary

  • approbate — [ap′rə bāt΄] vt. approbated, approbating [ME approbaten < L approbatus, pp. of approbare, APPROVE] Now Rare to approve or sanction …   English World dictionary

  • approbate — /ˈæprəbeɪt/ (say apruhbayt) –verb (t) (approbated, approbating) 1. Scottish Law to accept as valid. 2. Chiefly US to approve officially. –phrase 3. approbate and reprobate, Law to accept those parts of a legal instrument which are favourable to… …  

  • approbate and reprobate — See election. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • approbate and reprobate — (Scots law) At once to accept and reject the same deed or instrument (a forbidden practice) • • • Main Entry: ↑approbation …   Useful english dictionary

  • approbate — transitive verb ( bated; bating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin approbatus, past participle of approbare more at approve Date: 15th century approve, sanction …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • approbate — approbator, n. /ap reuh bayt /, v.t., approbated, approbating. to approve officially. [1400 50; late ME < L approbatus approved (ptp. of approbare), equiv. to ap AP 1 + probatus proved; see PROBATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • approbate — verb To give official sanction, consent or authorization …   Wiktionary

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