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Synonyms for approve
əˈpruvap·prove

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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. Adam Schiff:

    The president decided the public deserved to see the Nunes memo before he ’d even read it, so he ought to be similarly eager for the American people to see this memo. Given the Adam Schiff memo is based on the same underlying documents as the Republican’s partisan memo, there should be no question as to whether or not the president will approve the new memo’s release. If Adam Schiff refuses, the American people will be forced to wonder : what is the president trying to hide ?

  2. Jacob Kirkegaard:

    International Monetary Fund is gearing up for new clients in the emerging economies. International Monetary Fund is not best done by being soft on Greece. International Monetary Fund won't go to the( International Monetary Fund) board to approve participation in a third Greek bailout without something International Monetary Fund think is tough and credible.

  3. Epicurus:

    I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.

  4. 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.

  5. Ross Muken:

    The strong bipartisan support for the Cures Act in the House, together with broad support from the Obama Administration, are strong indications that the Senate will approve the Cures Act with small changes.


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