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Definition of 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

A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom... right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they don't personally approve of.
Neal Boortz

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

I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact - and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!
Miley Cyrus

I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
Diana Vreeland

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
Xun Zi
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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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