expressing or manifesting praise or approval

approbative criticism


an affirmative nod

Syn: ↑approving, ↑affirmative, ↑approbatory, ↑plausive
Similar to: ↑favorable, ↑favourable
Derivationally related forms: ↑approve (for: ↑approbatory), ↑approve

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  • Approbative — Ap pro*ba*tive, a. [Cf. F. approbatif.] Approving, or implying approbation. Milner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approbative — index favorable (expressing approval) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • approbative — [ə prō′bə tôr΄ēap′rə bāt΄iv] adj. [Fr approbatif < LL approbativus] showing approbation or approval: also approbatory [ə prō′bə tôr΄ē] …   English World dictionary

  • approbative — ● approbatif, approbative adjectif (bas latin approbativus) Qui exprime, marque l approbation : Auditoire approbatif. ● approbatif, approbative (synonymes) adjectif (bas latin approbativus) Qui exprime, marque l approbation Synonymes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • approbative — 1. adjective /ˈæp.ɹəˌbeɪ.tɪv,əˈpɹəʊ.beɪ.tɪv,ˈæp.ɹəˌbeɪ.tɪv,əˈpɹoʊˈbeɪ.tɪv/ a) Expressing approval approbative criticism b) Sanctioning officially, giving authorization or approval to something. Syn: approbatory See Also: approba …   Wiktionary

  • approbative — approbation ► NOUN ▪ approval; praise. DERIVATIVES approbative adjective approbatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from approbare approve …   English terms dictionary

  • approbative — approbativeness, n. /ap reuh bay tiv, euh proh beuh /, adj. approving; expressing approbation. Also, approbatory /euh proh beuh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1605 15; < ML approbativus. See APPROBATE, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • approbative — adj. approving, favorable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • approbative — ap·pro·ba·tive …   English syllables

  • approbatif — approbatif, ive [ aprɔbatif, iv ] adj. • 1561; bas lat. approbativus, de approbare « approuver » ♦ Qui marque, exprime l approbation. « Le diplomate et M. Dambreuse lui firent un signe de tête approbatif » (Flaubert). ⇒ approbateur. Mention… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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