approbate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin approbatus. Doublet of approve.

Adjective[edit]

approbate (comparative more approbate, superlative most approbate)

  1. approved
    • 1531, Thomas Elyot, The Boke named The Governour
      And if they wyll allege that all thynge contayned in holy scripture is approbate by the hole consent of all the clergie of Christendoms []

Verb[edit]

approbate (third-person singular simple present approbates, present participle approbating, simple past and past participle approbated)

  1. (transitive) To give official sanction, consent or authorization to.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

approbāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of approbō