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v. ap·proved, ap·prov·ing, ap·proves
1. To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction: The Senate approved the treaty.
2. To consider right or good: "He came to ask me ... whether I approved his choice altogether" (Jane Austen).
3. Obsolete To prove or attest.
To show, feel, or express approval: We didn't approve of the decision.

[Middle English appreven, approven, from Old French aprover, from Latin approbāre : ad-, ad- + probāre, to test (from probus, good; see per in Indo-European roots).]

ap·prov′a·ble adj.
ap·prov′ing·ly adv.


able to be approved


(əˈpru və bəl)

capable or worthy of being approved.
ap•prov`a•bil′i•ty, n.
ap•prov′a•bly, adv.
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