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əˈpruvap·prove

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. approve

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

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

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  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 Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. approveverb

    Synonyms:
    commend, sanction, countenance, favor, like

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How to use approve in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as President I had to approve, i don't care about this -- I didn't get' thank you.'.

  2. Press Secretary John Kirby:

    Those agencies have asked for National Guard personnel to provide support at traffic control points in and around the District to help the USCP and DC government address potential challenges stemming from possible disruptions at key traffic arteries, no decisions have been made yet to approve these requests.

  3. Robert Herrick:

    What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.

  4. Katie Greer:

    Utilizing these features will make it so that parents have to approve apps before they're installed on their kids' devices, this way, parents can gather information on apps before allowing their kids access to them, while staying active and informed on the latest and greatest (or not-so-great) apps.

  5. 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. ’.


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