from The Century Dictionary.

  • Approving; expressing, implying, or of the nature of approbation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Approving, or implying approbation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Expressing approval
  • adjective Sanctioning officially, giving authorization or approval to something.
  • noun linguistics A word or grammatical form which denotes a positive affect expressing the appreciation or approval of the speaker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective expressing or manifesting praise or approval


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



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