HyperDic: approve

English > 2 senses of the word approve:
VERBcommunicationapprove, O.K., okay, sanctiongive sanction to
cognitionapprovejudge to be right or commendable
approve > pronunciation
Soundsahpruw'v
Rhymesbehoove ... remove: 10 rhymes with uwv...
English > approve: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningGive sanction to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"I approve of his educational policies"
SynonymsO.K., okay, sanction
Entailed byapplaud, clap, spat, acclaimclap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
initialmark with one's initials
license, licence, certifyauthorize officially
subscribe, supportAdopt as a belief
Narrowerback, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, supportBe behind
confirmsupport a person for a position
sanctionGive religious sanction to, such as through on oath
visaapprove officially
Broaderauthorize, authorise, pass, cleargrant authorization or clearance for
Oppositedisapprove, rejectdeem wrong or inappropriate
Spanishaprobar, homologar, sancionar
Catalanaprovar, homologar, sancionar
Adjectivesapprobativeexpressing or manifesting praise or approval
Nounsapprobationofficial recognition or approval
approvalthe formal act of approving
approveran authority with power to approve
English > approve: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningjudge to be right or commendable; think well of.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Entailed bylikeFind enjoyable or agreeable
Narrowerrubberstampapprove automatically / automatically
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
OppositedisapproveConsider bad / bad or wrong
Spanishaprobar, homologar
Catalanaprovar, homologar
Adjectivesapprobative, approbatoryexpressing or manifesting praise or approval
Nounsapprobationofficial recognition or approval
approbationofficial approval
approvala feeling of liking something or someone good

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