- The act of approve, approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval, sanction, commendation or official recognition
Etymology: Latin approbatio: compare with French approbation. See approve to prove.
- Many . . . joined in a loud hum of approbation. --Macaulay.
- The silent approbation of one's own breast. --Melmoth.
- Animals . . . love approbation or praise. --Darwin.
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