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Friday, April 13, 2012

Definitions for approbate

  1. To approve officially.

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Citations for approbate
And as for that one, let him work, let him work all he likes, as long as he doesn't interfere with anybody or touch anybody; let him work—I agree and I approbate! Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Double and the Gambler
By that logic, it is only the creation of a domestic crowd that can truly approbate the doings of the nation. John Plotz, The Crowd: British literature and Public Politics
Origin of approbate
late Middle English
Approbate stems from the Latin word approbāre, from the root ap- which is a variation of ad-, meaning "towards," and probātus meaning "proved."
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