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tr.v. ap·pro·bat·ed, ap·pro·bat·ing, ap·pro·bates
To sanction officially; authorize.

[Middle English approbaten, from Latin approbāre, approbāt-, to approve; see approve.]

ap′pro·ba′tive, ap·pro′ba·to′ry (ə-prō′bə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Adj.1.approbatory - expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"
favorable, favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"


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The text of the report is very characteristic of the spirit of the era, as shown by a quote from the speech by Korvits: "I would mention first my writings on the occasion of the 50th birthday of Tuudur Vettik; the approbatory style fit for a celebratory speech and the principal tone which is hardly suitable for a Bolshevist as well as the general wording makes it one of the worst examples of birthday articles.
Strong sales figures of equipment and parts were the primary reasons for this approbatory performance.
This body also certifies the competence of candidates for the presidency, the Assembly of Experts, and the Majles, and it has the power of approbatory supervision over elections.
We predicted further that good major characters (protagonists) would most completely realize the approbatory tendencies in reader response and that bad major characters (antagonists) would most completely realize the aversive tendencies.
The reason for this approbatory remark is because in Osundare's art we confront a poetry of revolution and a revolution in poetry (Songs of the Marketplace vii).
89) The nuns' revelations often indicate Christ's (or the saints') approbatory recognition of the prayers the nuns recited together, and they sometimes contain his (or their) commentaries on such prayers.
While such comments may appear approbatory they must be seen in the context of a long history of racialising athletic ability, particularly given that the physical occupies a social space in strict opposition to the cerebral and scientific.
Tocqueville's approbatory mention of the absence of capital cities in America, daft as it may seem to modern ears, is essentially an expression of this French politician's fear of political centralization in Paris, which he traced from the French Revolution, through the Napoleonic Empire, and down to the reign of Charles X.