[ap-ruh-bey-tiv, uh-proh-buh-]


approving; expressing approbation.

Nearby words

  1. approach light,
  2. approach shot,
  3. approachable,
  4. approbate,
  5. approbation,
  6. appropre,
  7. appropriable,
  8. appropriacy,
  9. appropriate,
  10. appropriation

Also ap·pro·ba·to·ry [uh-proh-buh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈproʊ bəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of approbative

From the Medieval Latin word approbātīvus, dating back to 1605–15. See approbate, -ive

Related formsap·pro·ba·tive·ness, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·tive, adjectivesub·ap·pro·ba·tive·ness, nounsub·ap·pro·ba·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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