approbate

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approbate

to approve officially: approbate a legal matter
Not to be confused with:
reprobate – depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drug-dealing reprobate
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ap·pro·bate

 (ăp′rə-bāt′)
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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approbate

(ˈæprəˌbeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (Law) Scots law to accept as valid
2. (Law) approbate and reprobate Scots law to accept part of a document and reject those parts unfavourable to one's interests
3. chiefly US to sanction officially
[C15: from Latin approbāre to approve, from probāre to test]
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ap•pro•bate

(ˈæp rəˌbeɪt)

v.t. -bat•ed, -bat•ing.
to approve; sanction.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin approbātus, past participle of approbāre to approve]
ap′pro•ba`tor, n.
ap•pro•ba•to•ry (əˈproʊ bəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
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approbate


Past participle: approbated
Gerund: approbating

Imperative
approbate
approbate
Present
I approbate
you approbate
he/she/it approbates
we approbate
you approbate
they approbate
Preterite
I approbated
you approbated
he/she/it approbated
we approbated
you approbated
they approbated
Present Continuous
I am approbating
you are approbating
he/she/it is approbating
we are approbating
you are approbating
they are approbating
Present Perfect
I have approbated
you have approbated
he/she/it has approbated
we have approbated
you have approbated
they have approbated
Past Continuous
I was approbating
you were approbating
he/she/it was approbating
we were approbating
you were approbating
they were approbating
Past Perfect
I had approbated
you had approbated
he/she/it had approbated
we had approbated
you had approbated
they had approbated
Future
I will approbate
you will approbate
he/she/it will approbate
we will approbate
you will approbate
they will approbate
Future Perfect
I will have approbated
you will have approbated
he/she/it will have approbated
we will have approbated
you will have approbated
they will have approbated
Future Continuous
I will be approbating
you will be approbating
he/she/it will be approbating
we will be approbating
you will be approbating
they will be approbating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been approbating
you have been approbating
he/she/it has been approbating
we have been approbating
you have been approbating
they have been approbating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been approbating
you will have been approbating
he/she/it will have been approbating
we will have been approbating
you will have been approbating
they will have been approbating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been approbating
you had been approbating
he/she/it had been approbating
we had been approbating
you had been approbating
they had been approbating
Conditional
I would approbate
you would approbate
he/she/it would approbate
we would approbate
you would approbate
they would approbate
Past Conditional
I would have approbated
you would have approbated
he/she/it would have approbated
we would have approbated
you would have approbated
they would have approbated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.approbate - approve or sanction officiallyapprobate - approve or sanction officially  
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
2.approbate - accept (documents) as validapprobate - accept (documents) as valid    
accept - consider or hold as true; "I cannot accept the dogma of this church"; "accept an argument"
reprobate - reject (documents) as invalid
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approbate

verb
To give one's consent to:
Informal: OK.
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