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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approbate  \Ap"pro*bate\,  a.  [L.  approbatus  p.  p.  of  approbare 
  to  approve.] 
  Approved.  [Obs.]  --Elyot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Approbate  \Ap"pro*bate\,  v.  t. 
  To  express  approbation  of  to  approve;  to  sanction 
  officially. 
 
  I  approbate  the  one  I  reprobate  the  other  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton. 
 
  Note:  This  word  is  obsolete  in  England,  but  is  occasionally 
  heard  in  the  United  States,  chiefly  in  a  technical 
  sense  for  license;  as  a  person  is  approbated  to 
  preach;  approbated  to  keep  a  public  house.  --Pickering 
  (1816). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  approbate 
  v  1:  approve  or  sanction  officially 
  2:  accept  as  valid,  as  of  documents  [ant:  {reprobate}] 




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