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approve Explained

approve at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[əp'ru:v]

approve at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

approve at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: aprover, from Latin approbare, from ad- 'to' + probare 'to prove']//
1 [T] to officially accept a plan, proposal etc: --The conference approved a proposal for a referendum.//
2 [I] to think that someone or something is good, right, or suitable: → disapprove// approve of// --Catherine's parents now approve of her marriage.// --I don't approve of cosmetic surgery.//

approve at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "approve":
OK, accede to, accept, accord to, accredit, admire, adopt,
affiliate, affirm, agree to, allow, amen, applaud, approve of,
argue, assent, assent to, attest, authenticate, authorize,
autograph, back up, be partial to, be willing, bear, bespeak,
betoken, bless, breathe, carry, certify, clear, commend,
compliment, condescend, condone, confirm, connive at, connote,
consent, consent to silently, cosign, countenance, countersign,
deign, demonstrate, denote, display, embrace, endorse, endure,
espouse, esteem, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, favor,
furnish evidence, give consent, give indication of,
give permission, give the go-ahead, give the imprimatur,
give thumbs up, go along with, go for, go in for, go to show,
grant, have no objection, have regard for, hold with, illustrate,
imply, indicate, initial, involve, keep in countenance, like,
manifest, mark, nod, nod assent, not refuse, notarize, okay, pass,
pass on, pass upon, permit, point to, put up with, ratify,
recommend, respect, rubber stamp, rubber-stamp, sanction,
say amen to, say aye, say yes, seal, second, set forth, show,
show signs of, sign, sign and seal, signalize, signify,
speak for itself, speak volumes, stand by, subscribe to, suggest,
support, sustain, swear and affirm, swear to, symptomatize,
take kindly to, take up, tell, tend to show, think well of,
tolerate, undersign, underwrite, uphold, validate, view with favor,
visa, vise, vote affirmatively, vote aye, warrant, wink at,
yield assent

Approve at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Approve \Ap*prove"\ ([a^]p*pr[=oo]v"), v. t. [OF. aprouer; a (L.
ad) + a form apparently derived fr. the pro, prod, in L.
prodest it is useful or profitable, properly the preposition
pro for. Cf. {Improve}.] (Eng. Law)
To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit; -- said
esp. of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the
manor.

Approve \Ap*prove"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Approved}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Approving}.] [OE. aproven, appreven, to prove, OF.
aprover, F. approuver, to approve, fr. L. approbare; ad +
probare to esteem as good, approve, prove. See {Prove}, and
cf. {Approbate}.]
1. To show to be real or true; to prove. [Obs.]

Wouldst thou approve thy constancy? Approve First
thy obedience. --Milton.

2. To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show
practically.

Opportunities to approve . . . worth. --Emerson.

He had approved himself a great warrior. --Macaulay.

'T is an old lesson; Time approves it true. --Byron.

His account . . . approves him a man of thought.
--Parkman.

3. To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to
approve the decision of a court-martial.

4. To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to
think well of; as, we approve the measured of the
administration.

5. To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.

The first care and concern must be to approve
himself to God. --Rogers.

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

They had not approved of the deposition of James.
--Macaulay.

They approved of the political institutions. --W.
Black.

approve at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

approve
v 1: give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
[syn: {O.K.}, {okay}, {sanction}] [ant: {disapprove}]
2: judge to be right or commendable; think well of [ant: {disapprove}]

approve at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /əˈpɹuːv/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /@"pru:v/
  • Inter: rhymes » uːv
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ʌˈpɹuv/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /V"pruv/

    Etymology 1

    Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » |aproven, appreven|to prove, Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » aprover||to approve|lang=fro, (Inter: etyl » fr|- Inter: term » approuver|lang=fr), from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » approbo|approbō|lang=la, from Inter: term » ad|lang=la + Inter: term » probo|probō|to esteem as good, approve, prove|lang=la. Compare Inter: term » prove, Inter: term » approbate|lang=en.

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » approv|ing

  • Inter: transitiv » e To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm.
    1. : Although we may disagree with it, we must nevertheless approve the sentence handed down by the court-martial.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of.
    3. : We approve the measure of the administration, for it is an excellent decision.
    4. Inter: transitiv » e To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
    5. Category: w - :Ralph Waldo Emerson|Ralph Waldo Emerson,
    6. : Opportunities to approve . . . worth.
    7. Category: w - :Thomas Babington Macaulay|Thomas Babington Macaulay,
    8. : He had approved himself a great warrior.
    9. Category: w - :George Gordon Byron|George Gordon Byron,
    10. : 'T is an old lesson; Time approves it true.
    11. Category: w - :Francis Parkman|Francis Parkman,
    12. : His account . . . approves him a man of thought.
    13. Inter: intransitiv » e To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
    14. Category: w - :Henry Rogers|Henry Rogers,
    15. : The first care and concern must be to approve himself to God.
    16. : Note: This word, when it signifies to be pleased with, to think favorably (of), is often followed by of.
    17. Category: w - :Thomas Babington Macaulay|Thomas Babington Macaulay,
    18. : They had not approved of the deposition of James.
    19. Category: w - :William Black|William Black,
    20. : They approved of the political institutions.
      Derived terms
      Inter: der-top » |

  • approval
  • approvable
  • I approve this message

  • Inter: der-mi » d
    • approvably
    • approbation


    Inter: der-botto » m
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|доказвам
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|goedkeuren

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: osoittaa, näyttää todeksi
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|approvare


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to approve the decision of a court-martial
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|утвърждавам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|aprovar
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|schválit
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|goedkeuren
    • Finnish: hyväksyä, vahvistaa, antaa suostumus
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εγκρίνω|tr=enkrino


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|approvare
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|утверждать|tr=utverždát’, Inter: t+ » ru|одобрять|tr=odobrját’
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aprobar, Inter: t- » es|sancionar
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|onaylamak
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|cymeradwyo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|استحسن|tr=istaHasana
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|одобрявам
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|aprovar
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|schvalovat
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|goedkeuren


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hyväksyä, Inter: t+ » fi|suvaita
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εγκρίνω|tr=egkríno
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|одобрять|tr=odobrját’
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|godkänna
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|cymeradwyo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|وافق|tr=waafaqa
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|贊成|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|赞成|tr=zànchéng|sc=Hani
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|instemmen met
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|approuver
    • German: Inter: t- » de|bewilligen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εγκρίνω|tr=egkríno
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|賛成|alt=賛成する|tr=さんせいする, sansei-surú
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|approuver
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|scisco
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|aprobować
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|одобрять|tr=odobrját’
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|aprobar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » aprouer|lang=fro; Inter: term » a-|lang=fro + a form apparently derived from the pro, prod, in Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » prosum|prōsum|be useful or profitable|lang=la. Compare with Inter: term » improve|lang=en.

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » approv|ing
  • Inter: transitive » 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.

    References

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3

  • Translation: cs » approve
    Translation: cy » approve
    Translation: de » approve
    Translation: et » approve
    Translation: el » approve
    Translation: es » approve
    Translation: fa » approve
    Translation: fr » approve
    Translation: gl » approve
    Translation: ko » approve
    Translation: io » approve
    Translation: it » approve
    Translation: kn » approve
    Translation: ku » approve
    Translation: lt » approve
    Translation: li » approve
    Translation: hu » approve
    Translation: mg » approve
    Translation: ml » approve
    Translation: my » approve
    Translation: ja » approve
    Translation: pl » approve
    Translation: ru » approve
    Category: simple:approve -
    Translation: fi » approve
    Translation: sv » approve
    Translation: ta » approve
    Translation: te » approve
    Translation: th » approve
    Translation: uk » approve
    Translation: vi » approve
    Translation: zh » approve