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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

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.

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]

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.

approbate


Past participle: approbated
Gerund: approbating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I approbated
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we approbated
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Present Continuous
I am approbating
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Present Perfect
I have approbated
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Past Continuous
I was approbating
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they were approbating
Past Perfect
I had approbated
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we had approbated
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Future
I will approbate
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Future Perfect
I will have approbated
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Future Continuous
I will be approbating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been approbating
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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
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been approbating
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we had been approbating
you had been approbating
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Conditional
I would approbate
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Past Conditional
I would have approbated
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he/she/it would have approbated
we would have approbated
you would have approbated
they would have approbated
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

approbate

verb
To give one's consent to:
Informal: OK.
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From this, you will realize that what Buhari did is akin to approbating and reprobating at the same time, as the lawyers say; saying, for instance, that humanity is one but also not one.
See Robert Bejesky, From Marginalizing Economic Discourse with Security Threats to Approbating Corporate Lobbies and Campaign Contributions, 12 CONN.