prob-, proba-, probat-, prov-

(Latin: upright, good, honest; to try, to test, to examine; to demonstrate)

Aliudque cupido, mens aliud suadet. Video meliora proboque, deteriora sequor. (Latin statement)
Translation: "Desire persuades me one way, reason another. I see the better and approve it, but I follow the worse."

From Publius Ovidius Naso (43 B.C. - c. A.D. 17).

approbate, approbates, approbated, approbating (verbs)
To approve officially.
approbation
1. An expression of warm approval; praise; commendation.
2. Official approval or sanction.
3. Obsolete: conclusive proof.
approbative, approbatory
Approving; expressing approbation.
approbativeness
The quality of being approbative; that is, expressing or manifesting praise or approval.
approvable (adjective)
1. Capable of being approved.
2. Worthy of being approved; commendable.
approval
1. The act of approving; approbation.
2. Formal permission or sanction.
3. On approval, without obligation to buy unless satisfactory to the customer upon trial or examination and, otherwise, returnable: "They ship merchandise on approval."
approve (verb), approves; approved; approving
1. To speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or good; to judge favorably: The city officials had to approve the policies of the administration.
2. To consent or agree to.
3. To confirm or sanction formally; to ratify: The Senate finally approved the bill.
4. To speak or consider favorably; to demonstrate; to show.
approver
1. Someone who approves.
2. Old English Law: An accomplice to a felony who confessed his or her guilt and gave evidence against his or her confederates.
approvingly
In an approving manner.
cryoprobe
1. An instrument used in cryosurgery to apply extreme cold to a selected area.
2. A surgical instrument for conducting intense cold to small areas of body tissues in order to destroy those areas.
disapprobation (s) (noun), disapprobations (pl)
1. A moral disapproval or condemnation: Most church ministers present disapprobations to their congregations about right and wrong behaviors.
2. An expression of a strong unfavorable opinion: As the mayor of his city, Chris was finding it difficult to tolerate the constant disapprobation of his critics.
A disapproval of a situation.
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A failure to be satisfied.
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disapproval
1. The act of disapproving or condemning; censuring.
2. The expression of disapproval.
3. A feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing.
4. An inclination to withhold approval from some person or group.
5. A feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing.
disapprove (verb), disapproves; disapproved; disapproving
1. To think that something is wrong or reprehensible; to censure or to condemn in opinion.
2. To withhold approval from; to decline, to sanction: Henry's father disapproved of his behavior.
3. To have an unfavorable opinion: Shirley disapproves of drinking alcohol to an excess.
4. To refuse to approve; to reject.
disapprovingly
Showing disapproval.