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 for approbate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Approbate \Ap"pro*bate\, a. [L. approbatus, p. p. of approbare
     to approve.]
     Approved. [Obs.] --Elyot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Approbate \Ap"pro*bate\, v. t.
     To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction
     officially.
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           I approbate the one, I reprobate the other. --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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     Note: This word is obsolete in England, but is occasionally
           heard in the United States, chiefly in a technical
           sense for license; as, a person is approbated to
           preach; approbated to keep a public house. --Pickering
           (1816).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  approbate
      v 1: approve or sanction officially
      2: accept (documents) as valid [ant: reprobate]

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