approbate

verb
ap·​pro·​bate | \ ˈa-prə-ˌbāt How to pronounce approbate (audio) \
approbated; approbating

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

First Known Use of approbate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for approbate

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

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“Approbate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/approbate. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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