What does approbate mean?

approbate meaning in General Dictionary

To express approbation of to approve to sanction formally

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  • Approved
  • approve or sanction officially
  • accept (papers) as legitimate
  • Approved.
  • to convey approbation of; to approve; to sanction formally.

approbate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., from Latin approbatus, previous participle of approbare "to assent to (of the same quality), benefit" (see approve). Related: Approbated; approbating.


approbate meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Approved.

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  • (v. t.) To convey approbation of; to accept; to sanction officially.