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ap·prove

 (ə-pro͞ov′)
v. ap·proved, ap·prov·ing, ap·proves
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
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.

approved

(əˈpruːvd)
adj
officially sanctioned or accepted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.approved - established by authorityapproved - established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates"
authorised, authorized - endowed with authority

approved

Translations

approved

A. ADJ (= accredited) → acreditado
the approved method of cleaningel método de limpieza aconsejado por las autoridades
B. CPD approved school N (Brit) → correccional m, reformatorio m

approved

[əˈpruːvd] adj (= officially sanctioned or accepted) [person, instructor] → agréé(e); [method] → convenu(e)

approved

[əˈpruːvd] adj
a. (method, practice) → riconosciuto/a, approvato/a
read and approved → letto e approvato
b. (authorized) → autorizzato/a
References in classic literature ?
Pin it round your neck, and then it will be useful," said Laurie, looking down at the little blue boots, which he evidently approved of.
As if satisfied with the toil of marching through the wilderness to encounter his enemy, the French general, though of approved skill, had neglected to seize the adjacent mountains; whence the besieged might have been exterminated with impunity, and which, in the more modern warfare of the country, would not have been neglected for a single hour.
People in Nantucket invest their money in whaling vessels, the same way that you do yours in approved state stocks bringing in good interest.
I cannot say if John would have approved of our pace, but Joe and I were both of one mind, and so angry that we could not have gone slower.
You must learn the trick; you must imitate the trademarks of poverty, misery, oppression, insult, and the other several and common inhumanities that sap the manliness out of a man and make him a loyal and proper and approved subject and a satisfaction to his masters, or the very infants will know you for better than your disguise, and we shall go to pieces at the first hut we stop at.
He approved the idea, but it was not definitely decided that it should be done.
His mother approved of his conduct, and offered to help, but this frightened him.
I have never approved of the very public manner in which some of our western friends have conducted what they call the ~underground railroad,~ but which I think, by their open declarations, has been made most emphatically the ~upperground railroad.
But in every respect, as she saw more of her, she approved her, and was confirmed in all her kind designs.
But she could hear of no situation that at once answered her notions of comfort and ease, and suited the prudence of her eldest daughter, whose steadier judgment rejected several houses as too large for their income, which her mother would have approved.
If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
On the morrow I was sad; partly because you were poorly, and partly that I wished my father knew, and approved of my excursions: but it was beautiful moonlight after tea; and, as I rode on, the gloom cleared.