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approbative

[ap-ruh-bey-tiv, uh-proh-buh-] /ˈæp rəˌbeɪ tɪv, əˈproʊ bə-/
adjective
1.
approving; expressing approbation.
Also, approbatory
[uh-proh-buh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈproʊ bəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of approbative
1605-1615
1605-15; < Medieval Latin approbātīvus. See approbate, -ive
Related forms
approbativeness, noun
subapprobative, adjective
subapprobativeness, noun
subapprobatory, adjective
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  • A small victory thus won acts on them like the good dinner to the Alimentive man, or flattery to the approbative person.

    The Psychology of Salesmanship William Walker Atkinson
  • And the approbative shouts of his half-intoxicated auditors filled his simple soul with delight and pride.

    Almayer's Folly Joseph Conrad

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