transitive verb approved, 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
ME aproven < OFr aprover < L approbare < ad-, to + probare, to try, test < probus, good
to give approval; have a favorable opinion (of)