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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

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

We will see a breakdown of the family and family values if we decide to approve same-sex marriage, and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
Jerry Falwell

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. - Robert Herrick
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
Robert Herrick

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 loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
Diana Vreeland
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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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