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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. Bob Corker:

    For 60 days it would lay before Congress. We would have the opportunity for hearings, and to have classified briefings, and to understand what the President has agreed to, during that period of time Congress can either approve, disapprove or take no action at all.

  2. Dr Barnouti:

    There are privacy issues, because even if the patients does consent to being filmed beforehand, which does n’t always happen, they ca n’t approve every live video that’s being sent.

  3. Chasten Buttigieg:

    I do not approve of their politics, but I kind of approve of their chicken.

  4. Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister:

    The producer of the Netflix series called and said,' I wan na do a second part and focus all on [ Don's ] disappearance case.' That may come to fruition, hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister called two days ago and said,' Listen with all this popularity, what do you think ?' I said,' Write it down and pitch what you believe it would look like.' It's hard for us to approve something as an office without knowing what we are approving... I'm open-minded.

  5. Bob Corker:

    We plan to offer either later today or in the morning a bill that would redefine the 1962 trade act, as it relates to 232, the national security component, what this would do is redefine that and say that the president would go through the same steps that he goes through, but at the end of the day, if he decides that he wants to put tariffs in place, Congress would have to approve those.


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