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  • IPA(key): /apˈprɔ.bo/
  • Rhymes: -ɔbo
  • Hyphenation: ap‧prò‧bo



  1. first-person singular present indicative of approbare


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From ad- (to, towards, at) +‎ probō (test, examine; approve).



approbō (present infinitive approbāre, perfect active approbāvī, supine approbātum); first conjugation

  1. to regard as good, approve, favor or favour, commend, endorse
    Synonyms: probō, adnuō, cōnscīscō, scīscō, cēnseō, assentiō
  2. to make evident, prove, demonstrate, confirm, establish
    Synonyms: scīscō, sanciō, cōnscīscō
  3. to render acceptable or satisfactory


   Conjugation of approbō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present approbō approbās approbat approbāmus approbātis approbant
imperfect approbābam approbābās approbābat approbābāmus approbābātis approbābant
future approbābō approbābis approbābit approbābimus approbābitis approbābunt
perfect approbāvī approbāvistī approbāvit approbāvimus approbāvistis approbāvērunt,
pluperfect approbāveram approbāverās approbāverat approbāverāmus approbāverātis approbāverant
future perfect approbāverō approbāveris approbāverit approbāverimus approbāveritis approbāverint
passive present approbor approbāris,
approbātur approbāmur approbāminī approbantur
imperfect approbābar approbābāris,
approbābātur approbābāmur approbābāminī approbābantur
future approbābor approbāberis,
approbābitur approbābimur approbābiminī approbābuntur
perfect approbātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect approbātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect approbātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present approbem approbēs approbet approbēmus approbētis approbent
imperfect approbārem approbārēs approbāret approbārēmus approbārētis approbārent
perfect approbāverim approbāverīs approbāverit approbāverīmus approbāverītis approbāverint
pluperfect approbāvissem approbāvissēs approbāvisset approbāvissēmus approbāvissētis approbāvissent
passive present approber approbēris,
approbētur approbēmur approbēminī approbentur
imperfect approbārer approbārēris,
approbārētur approbārēmur approbārēminī approbārentur
perfect approbātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect approbātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present approbā approbāte
future approbātō approbātō approbātōte approbantō
passive present approbāre approbāminī
future approbātor approbātor approbantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives approbāre approbāvisse approbātūrum esse approbārī approbātum esse approbātum īrī
participles approbāns approbātūrus approbātus approbandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
approbandī approbandō approbandum approbandō approbātum approbātū

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  • approbo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • approbo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • approbo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette