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Approve

Pronunciation of Approve
/ɐpɹˈuːv/, /ɐpɹˈuːv/, /ɐ_p_ɹ_ˈuː_v/

Synonyms for approve:

Sense 2 (noun)

grant, encourage, mandate.

approve (noun)

sanction, okay, O.K..

affirm (verb)

claim, attest, acknowledge, assure, adjure, aver, verify, set down, state, testify, certify, submit, support, pronounce, assert, avouch, admit, sustain, corroborate, express, proclaim, validate, profess, ratify, declare, contend, warrant, propound, maintain.

agree (verb)

consent, acquiesce, cooperate, concur, accede, stipulate, affirm, endorse, welcome, pledge, promise, accept, agree, sanction, empathize, contract, assent, capitulate, bless, conform.

agree something is good (verb)

applaud, commend, admire, praise, accept, esteem, approbate, countenance, respect, acclaim.

allow, authorize (verb)

bless, sanction, authorize, confirm, assent, empower, certify, concur, recommend, affirm, okay, agree, pronounce, validate, accredit, encourage, ratify, maintain, support, consent, endorse, permit, license, accede, acquiesce, mandate.

approve (verb)

authenticate, authorize, approbate, underwrite, confirm, permit.

authorize (verb)

deputize, countersign, enfranchise, license, entitle, legalize, ordain, enable, designate, denominate, notarize, commission, empower.

communication (verb)

sanction, okay, O.K..

consent (verb)

condone, allow, let.

ignore (verb)

blink at.

permit (verb)

release, concede, tolerate.

praise (verb)

commend, admire, exalt, glorify, extol, flatter, recommend, eulogize, compliment, applaud, praise, acclaim, dignify.

Sense 1

countenance, rubber stamp, accredit, vest, urge, agree to, encourage, complain, abet, hire, greenlight, sign off.

Sense 2

wave through, grant, cancel, dismiss.

Sense 3

recognize, adopt, suffer.

Sense 4

excuse.

Sense 5

mandate.

Sense 10

clear.

Sense 11

give.

Sense 21

pass.

agree

assent, consent.

confirm

O.K..

permit

approbate.

support

support.

Usage examples for approve:

  • Oh yes, I know; and I approve. - "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.
  • You will scarcely approve, Miss Allonby? - "The Cattle-Baron's Daughter", Harold Bindloss.
  • I honor them, and I approve their conduct. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.

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