verb (used with object), ap·pro·bat·ed, ap·pro·bat·ing.
Origin of approbate
Related formsap·pro·ba·tor, noun
Examples from the Web for approbate
We pick and choose, take and leave, approbate and reprobate in a breath.Obiter Dicta|Augustine Birrell
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