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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin approbātīvus, from Latin approbō (assert, accept, confirm).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæp.ɹəˌbeɪ.tɪv/, /əˈpɹəʊ.beɪ.tɪv/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæp.ɹəˌbeɪ.tɪv/, /əˈpɹoʊˈbeɪ.tɪv/

AdjectiveEdit

approbative (comparative more approbative, superlative most approbative)

  1. Expressing approval
    approbative criticism
  2. Sanctioning officially, giving authorization or approval to something.

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NounEdit

approbative (plural approbatives)

  1. (linguistics) A word or grammatical form which denotes a positive affect expressing the appreciation or approval of the speaker.

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AdjectiveEdit

approbative

  1. feminine singular of approbatif