Approve meaning

ə-pro͝ov
To consider right or good.
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To prove or attest.
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To show, feel, or express approval.

We didn't approve of the decision.

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The definition of approve is to say you like something or you are alright with it happening.

A committee that will vote in favor of a project is an example of a committee that will approve a project.

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To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction.

The Senate approved the treaty.

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To give one's consent to; sanction; confirm.
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To prove or show.
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To prove by testing.
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To give approval; have a favorable opinion (of)
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To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm.

Although we may disagree with it, we must nevertheless approve the sentence handed down by the court-martial.

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To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of.

We approve the measure of the administration, for it is an excellent decision.

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To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
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(intransitive) To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.

Note: This word, when it signifies to be pleased with, to think favorably (of), is often followed by of.

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(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.
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To be favorable toward; think or declare to be good, satisfactory, etc.
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Origin of approve

  • Middle English appreven, approven from Old French aprover from Latin approbāre ad- ad- probāre to test (from probus good per1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English aproven, appreven (“to prove”), Old French aprover (“to approve”), (French approuver), from Latin approbō, from ad + probō (“to esteem as good, approve, prove”). Compare prove, approbate.

    From Wiktionary

  • Old French aprouer; a- + a form apparently derived from the pro, prod, in Latin prōsum (“be useful or profitable”). Compare with improve.

    From Wiktionary