Adjective "approve" definition and examples

(Approve may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈpruːv/

Definitions and examples

verb

Officially agree to or accept as satisfactory.
  1. 'places on approved courses'
  2. 'These potentially conflicting imperatives can be reconciled if the senate approves course descriptions whenever relevant professional standards have been satisfied.'
  3. 'The regulations must be laid before Parliament and are to lapse at the end of 7 days unless in that time each House of Parliament passes a resolution approving them.'
  4. 'The parliament promulgates laws, approves the national budget, monitors the legality of governmental activities, and, in concert with the president, exerts legislative power.'
  5. 'Councillors agreed to approve the proposals, so care home residents would not be disturbed by construction work.'
  6. 'The authority has a month to decide either to approve the merger or to carry out a more detailed investigation.'
  7. 'A huge expansion of a busy supermarket has been approved by planning officials.'
  8. 'If councillors approve the latest proposals to the district plan it could be adopted by the end of May.'
  9. 'If the Parliament approves proposals, it is possible for the Council to pass legislation by a majority vote instead of requiring unanimous approval from the members of the Council.'
  10. 'When, in the course of administering town planning, a public planning authority approves an application by or on behalf of a landholder to use land for a more intensive use, the value of the land is increased.'
  11. 'All three have said they proposed to approve the plans, subject to the Secretary of State's views.'
  12. 'they would not approve'
  13. 'While condemning pornography, most of us approve of, or even advocate, erotica.'
  14. 'I don't approve of smoking in any form, whether it's cannabis or nicotine, but I do think the police were going a little bit over the top.'
  15. 'National polls show that barely one-third of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing.'
  16. 'You not only have to have a director you approve of, you have to have a producer who approves of the director, and you have to have a studio, a company, that's going to support you the way you want to make the film.'
  17. 'He knew Allison probably didn't approve of his leather coat.'
  18. 'Every concert was packed by enthusiastic audiences who clearly approved of what they heard.'
  19. 'This is not to say that they approve of the man in all his particulars.'
  20. 'I wasn't sure there was any part of my life she did approve of and it wasn't as if she believed in quiet disapproval.'
  21. 'I just don't approve of the bells on the new trams.'
Prove; show.
  1. 'After that fourth trial, sundry of the kings and many of the lesser barons and knights and all of the commons cried out that these were trials enough, and that Arthur had assuredly approved himself to be rightwise King; wherefore they demanded that he should be made King indeed so that he might rule over them.'

More definitions

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.

4. Obsolete. to demonstrate; show. to make good; attest. to prove by trial. to convict. verb (used without object), approved, approving.

5. to

More examples(as adjective)

"wordings can be approve by legislatures."

"ventures can be approve by competitions."

"ventures can be approve by commissions."

"ventures can be approve by bodies."

"people can be approve by boards."

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Origin

Middle English: from Old French aprover, from Latin approbare (see approbate). The original sense was ‘prove, demonstrate’, later ‘corroborate, confirm’, hence ‘pronounce to be satisfactory’ ( late Middle English).