approbation


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ap·pro·ba·tion

 (ăp′rə-bā′shən)
n.
1. An expression of warm approval; praise.
2. Official approval.

approbation

(ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən)
n
1. commendation; praise
2. official recognition or approval
3. an obsolete word for proof
ˈapproˌbative, ˈapproˌbatory adj

ap•pro•ba•tion

(ˌæp rəˈbeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. praise; commendation.
2. approval; sanction.
3. Obs. proof.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.approbation - official approvalapprobation - official approval      
approval - a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
2.approbation - official recognition or approvalapprobation - official recognition or approval  
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
condemnation, disapprobation - an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"

approbation

approbation

noun
1. Favorable regard:
2. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority:
Informal: OK.
Translations
إسْتِحْسان، مُوافَقَة عَلى
schválenísouhlas
anerkendelsegodkendelse
velòóknun
aprobēšanaatzīšana par labu

approbation

[ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən] Naprobación f

approbation

[ˌæprəˈbeɪʃən] napprobation f

approbation

nZustimmung f; (of decision also)Billigung f; (from critics) → Beifall m

approbation

[ˌæprəˈbeɪʃn] n (frm) → approvazione f, benestare m

approbation

(ӕprəˈbeiʃən) noun
approval. His bravery received the approbation of the whole town.
References in classic literature ?
The scout turned to her with a smile of honest and cordial approbation, as he answered:
But the outburst of approbation he had anticipated did not follow.
said Hepzibah, with a scowl of austere approbation.
Well then, and gave him the knight-stroke so I raise you to nobility, who begged for grace for your offense now kneels before me, rise as knight; knavish you have acted, and Knave of Bergen shall you be called henceforth, and gladly the Black knight rose; three cheers were given in honor of the Emperor, and loud cries of joy testified the approbation with which the Queen danced still once with the Knave of Bergen.
The women were good and commonplace people, and did their duty, and had their reward in clear consciences and the community's approbation.
Martin, who bore a part in the narrative, and was always mentioned with approbation for his great goodnature in doing something or other, was a single man; that there was no young Mrs.
I feel no sentiment of approbation inferior to love.
He might spare himself the trouble,' said Heathcliff: 'I could do as well without his approbation.
She went all through it again without a mistake, this time, from beginning to end; the manager celebrating her attention to his directions by an outburst of professional approbation, which escaped him in spite of himself.
Stryver shouldered himself into Fleet-street, amidst the general approbation of his hearers.
One night when Miss Murdstone had been developing certain household plans to her brother, of which he signified his approbation, my mother suddenly began to cry, and said she thought she might have been consulted.
This same Knight of the Lions, who was called not long since the Knight of the Rueful Countenance, sends by me to say may it please your highness to give him leave that, with your permission, approbation, and consent, he may come and carry out his wishes, which are, as he says and I believe, to serve your exalted loftiness and beauty; and if you give it, your ladyship will do a thing which will redound to your honour, and he will receive a most distinguished favour and happiness.