Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AP-PROACH'ER – AP-PRO-PRI-A'TION
One who approaches or draws near.
Drawing nearer; advancing towards.
That can not be approached.
The act of coming near. [Little used.] – Brown.
AP'PRO-BATE, a. [L. approbatus.]
Approved. – Elyot.
AP'PRO-BATE, v.t. [L. approbo, to approve, of ad and probo, to prove or approve. Approbate is a modern word, but in common use in America. It differs from approve, denoting not only the act of the mind, but an expression of the act. See Proof, Approve, and Prove.]
To express approbation of; to manifest a liking, or degree of satisfaction; to express approbation officially, as of one's fitness for a public trust. Mr. Hutchinson approbated the choice. – J. Eliot.
Expressing approbation of.
AP-PRO-BA'TION, n. [L. approbatio. See Proof and Prove.]
- The act of approving; a liking; that state or disposition of the mind, in which we assent to the propriety of a thing, with some degree of pleasure or satisfaction; as, the laws of God require our approbation.
- Attestation; support; that is, active approbation, or action, in favor of what is approved. – Shak.
- The commendation of a book licensed or permitted to be published by authority, as was formerly the case in England.
Approving; implying approbation. – Milner.
Containing approbation; expressing approbation. – Ash. Scott.
for Prompt. [Not used.] – Bacon.
Approval. [Not used.] – Shak.
AP-PRO'PER-ATE, v.t. [L. appropero.]
To hasten. [Not used.]
AP-PRO-PIN'QUATE, v.i. [L. appropinquo.]
To draw near. [Not used.]
A drawing nigh. [Not used.] – Hall.
To approach. [Not used.] – Hudibras.
AP-PRO'PRI-A-BLE, a. [From appropriate.]
That may be appropriated; that may be set apart, sequestered, or assigned exclusively to a particular use. – Brown.
- Belonging peculiarly; peculiar; set apart for a particular use or person; as, religious worship is an appropriate duty to the Creator.
- Most suitable, fit or proper; as, to use appropriate words in pleading.
AP-PRO'PRI-ATE, v.t. [Fr. approprier, of L. ad and proprius, private, peculiar. See Proper.]
- To set apart for, or assign to a particular use, in exclusion of all other uses; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden.
- To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
- To make peculiar; as, to appropriate names to ideas. – Locke.
- To sever an ecclesiastical benefice, and annex it to a spiritual corporation, sole or aggregate, being the patron of the living. – Blackstone.
Assigned to a particular use; claimed or used exclusively; annexed to an ecclesiastical corporation.
In an appropriate or proper manner.
Peculiar fitness; the quality of being appropriate, or peculiarly suitable. – Med. Rep.
Assigning to a particular person or use; claiming or using exclusively; severing to the perpetual use of an ecclesiastical corporation.
- The act of sequestering, or assigning to a particular use or person, in exclusion of all others; application to a special use or purpose; as, of a piece of ground, for a park; of a right, to one's self; or of words, to ideas.
- In law, the severing or sequestering of a benefice to the perpetual use of a spiritual corporation, sole or aggregate, being the patron of the living. For this purpose must be obtained the king's license, the consent of the bishop and of the patron. When the appropriation is thus made, the appropriator and his successors become perpetual parsons of the church, and must sue and be sued in that name. – Eng. Law. Blackstone.