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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. approve or sanction officially;

2. accept (documents) as valid;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Approbate \Ap"pro*bate\, a. [L. approbatus, p. p. of approbare to approve.] Approved. [Obs.] --Elyot. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Approbate \Ap"pro*bate\, v. t. To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially. [1913 Webster] I approbate the one, I reprobate the other. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] Note: This word is obsolete in England, but is occasionally heard in the United States, chiefly in a technical sense for license; as, a person is approbated to preach; approbated to keep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). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

approbate v 1: approve or sanction officially 2: accept (documents) as valid [ant: reprobate]