Definition of Approve

1. Verb. Give sanction to. "I approve of his educational policies"

Exact synonyms: O.k., Okay, Sanction
Generic synonyms: Authorise, Authorize, Clear, Pass
Specialized synonyms: Sanction, Visa, Back, Endorse, Indorse, Plump For, Plunk For, Support, Confirm
Derivative terms: Approbation, Approbative, Approval, Approver, O.k., Ok, Okay, Sanction
Antonyms: Disapprove



2. Verb. Judge to be right or commendable; think well of.
Generic synonyms: Evaluate, Judge, Pass Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Rubberstamp
Derivative terms: Approbation, Approbation, Approbative, Approbatory, Approval
Antonyms: Disapprove

Definition of Approve

1. v. t. To show to be real or true; to prove.

2. v. t. To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit; -- said esp. of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the manor.

Definition of Approve

1. Verb. (transitive) To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive English Law) To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit;—said especially of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the manor. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Approve

1. to regard favorably [v -PROVED, -PROVING, -PROVES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Approve

appropriative
appropriativeness
appropriator
appropriators
approprinquated
approprinquates
approprinquating
approvable
approvableness
approvably
approval
approval voting
approvals
approvance
approvaunce
approve (current term)
approved
approved school
approvedly
approvedness
approvement
approvements
approver
approvers
approves
approving
approvingly
approx
approx.
approximability

Literary usage of Approve

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Collections by RI Historical Society (1908)
"... being Considered it is voted to approve of all the towns acounts that was Rede (viz) Lif John Humphrys Arther Boyds and Rob* ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"... whatever they approve; but that what the many say is really good and fair, have you ever yet heard one of these mercenary adventurers attempt to prove, ..."

3. Bulletin by United States Bureau of war risk insurance. Division of military and naval insurance, United States (1917)
"Will the 'board approve of the use of Federal moneys for instruction in schools and classes designed for the benefit of delinquent, dependent, incorrigible, ..."

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