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Synonyms for approve
əˈpruv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. approve, O.K., okay, sanction(verb)

    give sanction to

    "I approve of his educational policies"

    Synonyms:
    sanction, okay

    Antonyms:
    reject, disapprove

  2. approve(verb)

    judge to be right or commendable; think well of

    Synonyms:
    sanction, okay

    Antonyms:
    disapprove, reject

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. approve

    In the old sense of wonder, admire is practically obsolete; the word now expresses a delight and approval, in which the element of wonder unconsciously mingles. We admire beauty in nature and art, delight in the innocent happiness of children, enjoy books or society, a walk or a dinner. We approve what is excellent, applaud heroic deeds, esteem the good, love our friends. We honor and respect noble character wherever found; we revere and venerate it in the aged. We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.

    Synonyms:
    admire, adore, applaud, delight in, enjoy, esteem, esteem, extol, honor, love, respect, revere, venerate, wonder

    Antonyms:
    abhor, abominate, contemn, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, ridicule, scorn

    Preposition:
    Admire at may still very rarely be found in the old sense of wonder at.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. approve

    Synonyms:
    like, comment, sanction, praise, support, second, promote, encourage, authorize

    Antonyms:
    disapprove, dislike, censure, blame, disown, disavow

Editors Contribution

  1. homologate

    express agreement with or approval of.

    one body of patrons elected the teacher, the others afterward homologating the appointment.

    Submitted by JP03 on February 2, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. approve(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    commend, recommend, praise, like, appreciate, value, think well or favorably of, think highly of, speak well of, be pleased with

  2. approve(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sanction, confirm, justify, ratify, sustain, make valid

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. approve(v)

    Synonyms:
    commend, sanction, countenance, favor, like

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How to use approve in a sentence?

  1. Hugo Black:

    The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.

  2. Lanny Davis:

    I completely understand why under ordinary circumstances prosecutors would not approve of what I did, but I believe they would at least understand that I had an obligation to my client to correct the record on something harmful to Michael Cohen.

  3. Chuck Reed:

    By putting a cap on the payments it ensures we won't be generating these huge unfunded liabilities that will then drive the cost( higher), employees would have to pay more if they want a bigger or more expensive pension, or they have to ask the voters to approve it.

  4. Todd Fisher:

    It became a bit of a salacious tale that certain people were offended by or did n’t approve of, it was funny, because Carrie, who’s sort of immune to some types of criticism, she went back to my mom and was like, ‘ Hey, maybe I should n’t have told that story. ’ My mom’s like, ‘ What can I say ? Mothers know a few things. ’.

  5. Roberta Lynch:

    We urge the governor to stop demanding that the General Assembly approve his unrelated agenda items that would harm the middle class as a precondition to budget talks, and instead work with lawmakers to fairly fund state government and the important services it provides.


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