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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. Stewart Verdery:

    If [ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ] blasts you on Twitter, or if Warren talks about an acquisition as dangerous, that's going to put up a speed bump, even if the regulators might approve it, you've got antitrust by tweet as an important factor.

  2. Donald Trump:

    They're chopping off heads of Christians and many other people in the Middle East. They're chopping heads off, they laugh at us when they hear we're not going to approve waterboarding and then they'll have a James Foley and others where they cut off their heads.

  3. Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    We have said this over and over in my speeches. As I said this will come before the parliament and if it is passed from the parliament, I would approve this. I would confirm. Why? Because we do not have the authority to forgive the murders of our martyrs.

  4. The Sierra Club:

    The City of Los Angeles spoke with one voice and rejected buying power from the ecologically damaging Soda Mountain Solar project, given the Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to approve the project, this leadership from Los Angeles is well-timed and makes a powerful statement.

  5. James Nash:

    We are united with our partners in city and county government in calling on Congress to approve much-needed relief in the form of direct funding to state, city and county governments so that they can continue to provide the services that Americans rely upon.


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