We didn't approve of the decision.
A committee that will vote in favor of a project is an example of a committee that will approve a project.
The Senate approved the treaty.
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