[ ap-ruh-bey-tiv, uh-proh-buh- ]
/ ˈæp rəˌbeɪ tɪv, əˈproʊ bə- /
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Also ap·pro·ba·to·ry [uh-proh-buh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /əˈproʊ bəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of approbative
OTHER WORDS FROM approbativeap·pro·ba·tive·ness, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·tive, adjectivesub·ap·pro·ba·tive·ness, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·to·ry, adjective
Words nearby approbative
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Example sentences from the Web for approbative
A small victory thus won acts on them like the good dinner to the Alimentive man, or flattery to the Approbative person.The Psychology of Salesmanship|William Walker Atkinson
And the approbative shouts of his half-intoxicated auditors filled his simple soul with delight and pride.Almayer's Folly|Joseph Conrad