Origin of Approve
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.
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
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