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Synonyms for approve
əˈpruv

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. approve, O.K., okay, sanctionverb

    give sanction to

    "I approve of his educational policies"

    Synonyms:
    sanction, okay

    Antonyms:
    reject, disapprove

  2. approveverb

    judge to be right or commendable; think well of

    Synonyms:
    sanction, okay

    Antonyms:
    disapprove, reject

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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. approveverb

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

  2. approveverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. approveverb

    Synonyms:
    commend, sanction, countenance, favor, like

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How to use approve in a sentence?

  1. Health Minister Katsunobu Kato:

    I've heard that Gilead Sciences will file for approval (in Japan) within days, i issued an instruction so that we will be ready to approve it within a week or so.

  2. Senate President Vicente Sotto:

    Bring it to the Senate, we will approve it!.

  3. 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.

  4. Makan Delrahim:

    Those are some of the questions that are being raised ... whether those were nascent competitors that may or may not have been wise to approve, whether the intention of the incumbent was to purchase some of those competitors, I don't know. I'm not privy to the facts of each of those investigations.

  5. Nicos Christodoulides:

    Everyone understands that it's not possible for a state under occupation to approve a pipeline going to the occupying power.

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