Variant of approve
transitive verbapproved, approving
- to give one's consent to; sanction; confirm
- to be favorable toward; think or declare to be good, satisfactory, etc.
- Archaic to prove or show: often used reflexively
- Obsolete to prove by testing
Origin of approveMiddle English aproven ; from Old French aprover ; from Classical Latin approbare ; from ad-, to + probare, to try, test ; from probus, good
to give approval; have a favorable opinion (of)