approve: Meaning and Definition of

ap•prove

Pronunciation: (u-prv'), [key]
? v., -proved, -prov•ing.
?v.t.
  1. to speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or good; judge favorably: to approve the policies of the administration.
  2. to consent or agree to: Father approved our plan to visit Chicago.
  3. to confirm or sanction formally; ratify: The Senate promptly approved the bill.
    1. to demonstrate; show.
    2. to make good; attest.
    3. to prove by trial.
    4. to convict.
?v.i.
  1. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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