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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

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