approve: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-prv'), [key]
— v., -proved, -prov•ing.
- to speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or good; judge favorably: to approve the policies of the administration.
- to consent or agree to: Father approved our plan to visit Chicago.
- to confirm or sanction formally; ratify: The Senate promptly approved the bill.
- to demonstrate; show.
- to make good; attest.
- to prove by trial.
- to convict.
- to speak or consider favorably (sometimes fol. by of&hasp;): Mother didn't approve of him. The boss wouldn't approve of the plan. He said that he approved.
- approve (Thesaurus)