One of the things about elites is that they only care about the approbation of the members of their own elites.
For them to take a name like that suggests not racism but approbation.
There is a risk to all this approbation, of course, which is that we forget some of his failings.
The word “provocative” is often a term of approbation; here it is clearly intended pejoratively.
He was always affable and pleasing, especially when he desired to secure a person's approbation to being psychologized.
Had they not come that she might show off to them, and receive their approbation!
Such a clapping of hands, and shouts of approbation arose on this speech that I was in mortal fear lest we should be heard.
He seemed to have no inordinate desire for admiration or even for approbation.
It was printed and published with an approbation and privilege, which is more strange than the work itself.
Quicksilver looked at it with a smile, and nodded his approbation.
late 14c., "proven effectiveness, excellence," from Old French aprobacion or directly from Latin approbationem (nominative approbatio) "an approval," noun of action from past participle stem of approbare (see approve). Meaning "approval, endorsement" is from early 15c.