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Am I using 'approbation' correctly? :

Sloan knows she has to get the approbation of the CEO before she green lights the deal between the two companies.

I know I can use 'approval' here, but I wanted to know if 'approbation' works in this context too.
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    I would never use approbation here in the sense of approval of a future course of action.
    I might use it if she wanted to be praised for something.


    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I agree with e2efour; you should use approval (or, if you're speaking informally/casually, you could use okay). By the way, "green-lights" used as a verb should be hyphenated.
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