- to approve officially.
Origin of approbate
Related Words for approbateauthorize, okay, confirm, consent, clear, sanction, accept, allow, pass, support, approve, endorse, OK
Examples from the Web for approbate
Historical Examples of approbate
We pick and choose, take and leave, approbate and reprobate in a breath.Obiter Dicta
The Stadtholder was too wary a politician to approbate immediately so sweeping a proposal, and referred it to the States-General.
Among the adjectives similarly preserved are to whittle, to wilt and to approbate.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
- Scots law to accept as valid
- approbate and reprobate Scots law to accept part of a document and reject those parts unfavourable to one's interests
- mainly US to sanction officially
Word Origin for approbate
late 15c., from Latin approbatus, past participle of approbare "to assent to (as good), favor" (see approve). Related: Approbated; approbating.