approbative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin approbātīvus, from Latin approbō (assert, accept, confirm).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæp.ɹəˌbeɪ.tɪv/, /əˈpɹəʊ.beɪ.tɪv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæp.ɹəˌbeɪ.tɪv/, /əˈpɹoʊˈbeɪ.tɪv/

Adjective[edit]

approbative (comparative more approbative, superlative most approbative)

  1. Expressing approval
    approbative criticism
  2. Sanctioning officially, giving authorization or approval to something.

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Noun[edit]

approbative (plural approbatives)

  1. (linguistics) A word or grammatical form which denotes a positive affect expressing the appreciation or approval of the speaker.

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French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

approbative

  1. feminine form of approbatif