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tr.v. pre·ap·proved, pre·ap·prov·ing, pre·ap·proves
To approve (an applicant or an application for a loan, for example) at an earlier point in the approval process than is usual, sometimes even before an application is submitted: a customer who was preapproved for a $2,000 credit line.
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vb (tr)
to approve in advance
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(ˌpri əˈpruv)
v.t. -proved, -prov•ing.
to approve in advance: a preapproved credit card.
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Primary among these tools is "My Marketplace," an online appointment planner that lets attendees preapprove specific retailers for appointments.
The Guardhouse Visitor Screening System from Miami-based Amtel Security is designed to track all movements of visitors; preapprove visitors by phone, Internet, or voice mail; print a gate pass that includes specific directions to the residential unit; and photograph visitors and vehicles for the history file.
* Audit committees should preapprove nonaudit services that exceed a threshold amount and, in the process, consider certain factors, which the ISB should identify.