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Synonyms for approbation
ˌæp rəˈbeɪ ʃən

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Wiktionary

  1. approbationnoun

    The act of approving; an assenting to the propriety of a thing with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; approval, sanction, commendation or official recognition

    Synonyms:
    approval, consent, approve, liking, sanction, concurrence

    Antonyms:
    disapprobation

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. approbation

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, applause, approval, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise, sycophancy

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. approbationnoun

    official approval

    Antonyms:
    disapprobation, condemnation

  2. approbationnoun

    official recognition or approval

    Antonyms:
    disapprobation, condemnation

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. approbationnoun

    Synonyms:
    approval, liking, praise, encomium, commendation, good opinion, favorable opinion

  2. approbationnoun

    Synonyms:
    support, concurrence, assent, consent, sanction, ratification

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "approbation":

    approval, endorsement

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How to use approbation in a sentence?

  1. Leo Tolstoy:

    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.

  2. James Madison:

    The free system of government we have established is so congenial with reason, with common sense, and with a universal feeling, that it must produce approbation and a desire of imitation, as avenues may be found for truth to the knowledge of nations.

  3. Sir Richard Steele:

    Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

  4. Sir Richard Steele:

    Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

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