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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. I regard as good, approve, favor or favour, commend, endorse.
  2. I make evident, prove, demonstrate, confirm, establish,like
  3. I render acceptable or satisfactory.


   Conjugation of approbo (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, approbāvēre
pluperfect approbāveram approbāverās approbāverat approbāverāmus approbāverātis approbāverant
future perfect approbāverō approbāveris approbāverit approbāverimus approbāveritis approbāverint
passive present approbor approbāris, approbāre approbātur approbāmur approbāminī approbantur
imperfect approbābar approbābāris, approbābāre approbābātur approbābāmur approbābāminī approbābantur
future approbābor approbāberis, approbābere 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, approbēre approbētur approbēmur approbēminī approbentur
imperfect approbārer approbārēris, approbārēre 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 approbātūrus esse approbārī approbātus esse approbātum īrī
participles approbāns approbātūrus approbātus approbandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
approbāre approbandī approbandō approbandum 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