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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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In their review petition, he said, Supreme Court had said that the approbatory value to material will be determined by the trial judge.
1) Most modern scholarship too has been fairly approbatory of the children's criminal underworld Daniel Defoe represents, finding it the strongest section of his Colonel Jack (1722).
Dispatch utilization is approbatory 105 percent as against to industry's 86 percent.
Although these Chinese articles were not as approbatory as the ones from other countries by experts in gastroenterology and hepatology, they were recognized by the authoritative journals.
By commending and highlighting these features the male students not only reflect what the Pakistani society deems to be approbatory for a young girl but also perpetuate these notions.
In writing for the Court, Justice Stewart reasoned that refusing to license a movie because of its approbatory treatment of adultery was essentially to refuse the license because of its advocacy of an idea, something the government could not do without violating the First Amendment's core purpose.
The word liberal was praiseworthy beyond politics, and in England it has been approbatory.
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.
The second reason was that the number 6 represents the minimum approbatory score as it is above the halfway point of 5.
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.
Notwithstanding this approbatory description of Londoners' stoicism, after 7/7 Jamal leaves behind all the memories of identifying with his Indian self (Ajita) whom he loved for her color and not religion (Kureishi 2008: 320), and returns to his white wife and "mixed" son and his profession as a psychoanalyst in London.
In my former institution, tenure was granted after seven years, with approbatory status until year number six.