One of the things about elites is that they only care about the approbation of the members of their own elites.
There is a risk to all this approbation, of course, which is that we forget some of his failings.
For them to take a name like that suggests not racism but approbation.
The word “provocative” is often a term of approbation; here it is clearly intended pejoratively.
He was always affable and pleasing, especially when he desired to secure a person's approbation to being psychologized.
She ceased, and looked at me with shining eyes for approbation.
Such a clapping of hands, and shouts of approbation arose on this speech that I was in mortal fear lest we should be heard.
Encouraged by the seor's approbation, the youth continued talking.
It was printed and published with an approbation and privilege, which is more strange than the work itself.
Has this measure the misfortune not to meet with your approbation?
late 14c., "proven effectiveness, excellence," from Old French aprobacion or directly from Latin approbationem (nominative approbatio) "an approval," noun of action from past participle stem of approbare (see approve). Meaning "approval, endorsement" is from early 15c.