approbate

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verb ap·pro·bate \ˈa-prə-ˌbāt\

Definition of approbate

approbated

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approbating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  approve, sanction

Examples of approbate in a sentence

  1. <Congress must approbate the President's nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.>

Origin and Etymology of approbate

Middle English, from Latin approbatus, past participle of approbare — more at approve


First Known Use: 15th century



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