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Definition of Approbation


  1. Proof; attestation.
  2. The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval; sanction; commendation.
  3. Probation or novitiate.

Approbation Quotations

I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country.
George Washington

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy

We ask advice, but we mean approbation.
Charles Caleb Colton

Whenever we approve, we can find a hundred good reasons to justify our approbation. Whenever we dislike, we can find a thousand to justify our dislike.
Samuel Richardson

I have the absolute utmost respect for soap opera actors now. They work harder than any actor I know in any other medium. And they don't get very much approbation for it.
Joan Collins
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Approbation Translations

approbation in German is Zustimmung, Billigung, Genehmigung
approbation in Italian is nullaosta
approbation in Norwegian is bifall
approbation in Spanish is aprobacion
approbation in Swedish is gillande

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