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ap-prŏbo (adp- , Fleck., Bait., Halm, Weissenb.; app- , Kayser), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.
I. To assent to as good, to regard as good, to approve, to favor (freq. and class.; syn.: probo, laudo): id si non fama adprobat, * Ter. Phorm. 4, 5, 12: “(populus Romanus) meum jus jurandum unā voce et consensu approbavit,Cic. Pis. 3, 7: “approbatā laudatāque Cottae sententiā,id. Sest. 34, 74: “aliquid magno clamore,id. Arch. 10, 24: “legiones clamore donum adprobantes,Liv. 7, 37; 7, 41: “consilium vehementer adprobare,Cic. ad Q. Fr. 3, 4 et saep.—So of the gods, to allow a thing to take place, to favor (cf. admitto, II. B.): “quod actum est di adprobent,Cic. Fam. 2, 15; 1, 9, 19: “musis omnibus adprobantibus,id. ib. 7, 23, 2; cf. Plaut. Am. prol. 13.—
II. To show as being good and true, to make evident, to prove, demonstrate, confirm, establish: “hoc autem nihil attinet approbari,Cic. Inv. 1, 36 fin.: “innocentiam adprobare,Tac. A. 1, 44: “excusationem,id. Agr. 42.—With acc. and inf.: “vivere eos approbant,Plin. 9, 57, 83: “quo magis degenerāsse eum a civili more approbaret,Suet. Aug. 17: “Cajo talem et se et exercitum approbavit, ut, etc.,Suet. Galb. 6 al.
III. Aliquid alicui adprobare, to make good to one, to render acceptable, satisfactory: “opus manu factum regi adprobavit,Vitr. 9, 3: “prima castrorum rudimenta duci adprobavit,his first military duties he learned to the satisfaction of his commander, Tac. Agr. 5; Dig. 19, 2, 24; cf. Herz. ad Caes. B. G. 7, 63.
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