how to pronounce approbation


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approbation is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of approbation in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… become my portion approbation that's a …”

meanings of approbation


  1. 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.

approbation frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word approbation occurs in english on average 0.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics approbation can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that approbation can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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