verb (used with object), ap·pro·bat·ed, ap·pro·bat·ing.
- approach light,
- approach shot,
Origin of approbate
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
Word Origin for approbate
late 15c., from Latin approbatus, past participle of approbare "to assent to (as good), favor" (see approve). Related: Approbated; approbating.