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Approve meaning

approve - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To show to be real or true; to prove.
  2. 2. To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
  3. 3. To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to approve the decision of a court- martial.
  4. 4. To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of; as, we approve the measured of the administration.
  5. 5. To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. To like, or allow of; commend; prove.

approve - examples of usage

  1. " You don't approve of this proceeding, sir, I suppose," said the Judge. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. It would make him very happy; it would indeed add a few hours of happiness to his life; and surely Sir George Stratherne, who was the very soul of kindness, would rather approve? - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. He never meant it, an' never will approve of it. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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