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 ?
It is a passion I myself approve, and have already brought your father into the approbation of it.
Marianne was afraid of offending, and said no more on the subject; but the kind of approbation which Elinor described as excited in him by the drawings of other people, was very far from that rapturous delight, which, in her opinion, could alone be called taste.
My second was to bring him a book, which, knowing his mother's particularity, I had carefully selected, and which I submitted for her approbation before presenting it to him.
To disobey her mother by refusing an unexceptionable offer is not enough; her affections must also be given without her mother's approbation. I never saw a girl of her age bid fairer to be the sport of mankind.
It is time now to recollect that the powers were merely advisory and recommendatory; that they were so meant by the States, and so understood by the convention; and that the latter have accordingly planned and proposed a Constitution which is to be of no more consequence than the paper on which it is written, unless it be stamped with the approbation of those to whom it is addressed.
"But still it has not your approbation. Can you mention any other measure by which I have a chance of doing equal good?"
His own approbation was necessary to him, and it was not an approbation to be enjoyed quite gratuitously; it must be won by a fair amount of merit.
Everything honourable and soothing, every present enjoyment, and every future hope was contained in it; and her acceptance, with only the saving clause of Papa and Mamma's approbation, was eagerly given.
A state thus constituted must be well constituted; for the magistracies will be always filled with the best men with the approbation of the people; who will not envy their superiors: and these and the nobles should be content with this part in the administration; for they will not be governed by their inferiors.
But the desire for approbation is perhaps the most deeply seated instinct of civilised man.
He glanced at his cousin and the young lady visitor; and they were both regarding him with a smile of approbation.
Better be a fool on one's own account, than a sage on other people's approbation! I--go to the basis: