Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AP-PRO'PRI-A-TIVE – AP-PUL'SIVE
That appropriates. – McCulloch.
- One who appropriates.
- One who is possessed of an appropriated benefice. – Blackstone.
A lay possessor of the profits of a benefice. – Spelman.
AP-PROV'ABLE, a. [See Approve.]
That may be approved; that merits approbation. – Temple.
The quality of being approvable.
Approbation. [See Approve.]
Approbation. [See Approve.] – Thomson.
AP-PROVE', v.t. [Fr. approuver; L. approbo; of ad and probo, to prove or approve. See Approbate, Prove, and Proof.]
- To like; to be pleased with; to admit the propriety of; as, we approve the measures of administration. This word may include, with the assent of the mind to the propriety, a commendation to others.
- To prove; to show to be true; to justify. Would'st thou approve thy constancy? Approve first thy wisdom. – Milton. [This sense, though common a century or two ago, is now rare.]
- To experience; to prove by trial. [Not used. See Prove.] – Shak.
- To make or show to be worthy of approbation; to commend. Jesus, a man approved of God. Acts ii. This word seems to include the idea of Christ's real office, as the Messiah, and of God's love and approbation of him in that character. – Brown's Dict.
- To like and sustain as right; to commend. Yet their posterity approve their sayings. Ps. xlix. This word, when it signifies to be pleased, is often followed by of, in which use, it is intransitive; as, I approve of the measure. But the tendency of modern usage is to omit of: “I approve the measure.”
- To improve. – Blackstone.
Liked; commended; shown or proved to be worthy of approbation; having the approbation and support of. Study to show thyself approved to god. 2 Tim. ii. Not he that commendeth himself is approved. 2 Cor. x.
- Approbation; liking. – Hayward.
- In law, when a person indicted for felony or treason, and arraigned, confesses the fact before plea pleaded, and appeals or accuses his accomplices of the same crime, to obtain his pardon, this confession and accusation are called approvement, and the person an approver. – Blackstone.
- Improvement of common lands, by inclosing and converting them to the uses of husbandry. – Blackstone.
- One who approves. Formerly one who proves or makes trial.
- In law, one who confesses a crime and accuses another. [See Approvement.] Also, formerly, one who had the letting of the king's domains, in small manors. In Stat. 1 Edw. Ill. c. 8, sherifs are called approvers. A bailif or steward of a manor. – Encyc.
Yielding approbation; as, an approving conscience.
Liking; commending; giving or expressing approbation.
Approaching. [Not used.] Dering.
AP-PROX'I-MATE, a. [L. ad and proximus, next. See Approach.]
Nearest to; next; near to. [This word is superseded by proximate.]
To come near; to approach. – Burke.
To carry or advance near; to cause to approach. To approximate the inequality of riches to the level of nature. – Burke. Aikin. Shenstone.
Carried or advanced near.
Advancing near; causing to approach.
- Approach; a drawing, moving or advancing near. – Hale.
- In arithmetic and algebra, a continual approach or coming nearer and nearer to a root or other quantity, without being able perhaps ever to arrive at it. – Encyc. Johnson.
- In medicine, communication of disease by contact. – Coxe.
- A mode of cure by transplanting a disease into an animal or vegetable by immediate contact. – Coxe.
Approaching; that approaches. – Ed. Encyc.
AP-PULSE', n. [appuls'; L. appulsus, of ad and pello, to drive.]
- The act of striking against; as, in all consonants there is an appulse of the organs. Holder.
- In astronomy, the approach of any planet to a conjunction with the sun, or a star.
- Arrival; landing. – Bryant.
The act of striking against by a moving body.
Striking against; driving towards; as, the appulsive influence of the planets. – Med. Rep.