Definitions for approbative

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  1. approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive(adj)

    expressing or manifesting praise or approval

    "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"

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  1. approbative(Noun)

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

  2. approbative(Adjective)

    Expressing approval

    approbative criticism

  3. approbative(Adjective)

    Sanctioning officially, giving authorization or approval to something.

  4. Origin: From approbativus, from approbo.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Approbative(adj)

    approving, or implying approbation

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. approbatif.]

Translations for approbative

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hyväksyväFinnish
  • одобряющий, одобрительный, разрешающийRussian

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