approve


approve
01. Not everyone [approves] of holding a rock concert in the city park.
02. My parents don't [approve] of me staying out after midnight.
03. His application for a U.S. visa has finally been [approved].
04. You must have your parents' [approval] before you can go on the field trip.
05. The government [approved] the motion by a vote of 246 - 31.
06. The new drug is awaiting [approval] by the FTA before it can be prescribed.
07. Her parents have never [approved] of her living with her boyfriend.
08. The philosopher Voltaire once said, "I [disapprove] of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it."
09. The governor currently has an [approval] rating of almost 60%.
10. You require your parents' [approval] before you can take part in sex education classes at the school.
11. In October 1991, the government of Turkmenistan held a vote on self-rule, which was overwhelmingly [approved] by the population.
12. Western society has a cultural tradition of [approving] violence in the family setting.
13. The American Constitution was written and [approved] in 1789.
14. An Arab proverb notes that he who has [approved] of wrongdoing is as guilty as he who has committed it.
15. According to the Sikh religion, honest labor and work are the [approved] way of living one's life.
16. Many Americans were outraged by France's refusal to support the Iraq war without UN [approval].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Approve — Ap*prove , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Approved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Approving}.] [OE. aproven, appreven, to prove, OF. aprover, F. approuver, to approve, fr. L. approbare; ad + probare to esteem as good, approve, prove. See {Prove}, and cf. {Approbate}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approve — UK US /əˈpruːv/ verb ► [T] to accept, allow, or officially agree to something: » The measure was approved by the Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs. »The aluminum producer could begin recalling workers on Tuesday if the union… …   Financial and business terms

  • approve — approve, endorse, sanction, accredit, certify mean to have or to express a favorable opinion of. Approve often means no more than this {daring them . . . to approve her conduct Conrad} Sometimes, however, it suggests esteem or admiration {Jane… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • approve of sb — approve of sb/sth ► to have a good opinion of someone or something: »Close to 90% of people approve of his handling of the crisis. Main Entry: ↑approve …   Financial and business terms

  • approve — ap·prove vt ap·proved, ap·prov·ing: to give formal or official sanction to: ratify Congress approved the proposed budget Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • approve — (v.) c.1300, to demonstrate, prove; mid 14c., to attest (something) with authority, from O.Fr. aprover (Mod.Fr. approuver) approve, agree to, from L. approbare to assent to as good, regard as good, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + probare to try,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • approve — [v1] agree something is good accept, acclaim, admire, applaud, appreciate, approbate, be big on*, commend, countenance, esteem, face it, favor, go along with, grin and bear it*, handle, like, live with*, praise, put up with, regard highly,… …   New thesaurus

  • approve — ► VERB 1) (often approve of) believe that someone or something is good or acceptable. 2) officially acknowledge as satisfactory. ORIGIN Old French aprover, from Latin approbare …   English terms dictionary

  • approve — [ə pro͞ov′] vt. approved, approving [ME aproven < OFr aprover < L approbare < ad , to + probare, to try, test < probus, good] 1. to give one s consent to; sanction; confirm 2. to be favorable toward; think or declare to be good,… …   English World dictionary

  • Approve — Ap*prove ([a^]p*pr[=oo]v ), v. t. [OF. aprouer; a (L. ad) + a form apparently derived fr. the pro, prod, in L. prodest it is useful or profitable, properly the preposition pro for. Cf. {Improve}.] (Eng. Law) To make profit of; to convert to one s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approve of — index countenance, permit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary