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Definition of Approve

Approve

  1. To show to be real or true; to prove.
  2. To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
  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.
  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.

Approve Quotations

Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
Thomas Jefferson

Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
Thomas Jefferson

I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you're sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me - so am I.
Barack Obama

I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
Epicurus

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Approve Translations

approve in Dutch is beamen, billijken, goedkeuren
approve in Italian is provato, concedere, approvare
approve in Latin is ascisco, probo, apto
approve in Norwegian is godkjenne
approve in Portuguese is aprove
approve in Spanish is aprobar, probado

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