; expressing .
A small victory thus won acts on them like the good dinner to the Alimentive man, or flattery to the approbative person.
The Psychology of Salesmanship William Walker Atkinson
And the approbative shouts of his half-intoxicated auditors filled his simple soul with delight and pride.
Almayer’s Folly Joseph Conrad
; expressing . Historical Examples His salute now was pleasant, with reference to Charles, but the eye he cast upon his assistant was distinctly not approbatory. Angela’s Business Henry Sydnor Harrison approbatory notices appeared in the principal papers and journals. Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American […]
v. mid-14c., from Old French aproprier, from Late Latin appropriare (see appropriate (v.)).
capable of being ; liable to be . Historical Examples A great many things, as we have shown in another place, are not appropriable. Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, February 1899 Various
suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.: an appropriate example; an appropriate dress. belonging to or peculiar to a person; proper: Each played his appropriate part. to set apart, authorize, or legislate for some specific purpose or use: The legislature appropriated funds for the university. to take to or for oneself; take […]