Another word for approve
approve endorse sanction certify accredit ratifySearch Thesaurus
These verbs mean to express a favorable opinion or to signify satisfaction or acceptance. Approve means to consider right or good, but it can also denote official consent: “The colonel or commanding officer approves the sentence of a regimental court-martial” (Charles James). Endorse implies the public expression of support: The senator endorsed the candidate by issuing a press release. Sanction usually implies official authorization: The privilege of voting is a right sanctioned by law. Certify and accredit imply official approval based on compliance with requirements or standards: “The proper officers, comparing every article with its voucher, certified them to be right” (Benjamin Franklin). The board of education will accredit only institutions that have a sufficiently rigorous curriculum. To ratify is to invest officially with legal authority: “Amendments . . . shall be valid . . . when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States” (U.S. Constitution, Article V).
Another word for approveverb
To be favorably disposed toward:countenance, favor, hold with. (Informal) go for. Idiom: take kindly to. See praise
To give one's consent to:allow, approbate, authorize, consent, endorse, let, permit, sanction. (Informal) OK. See allow
To accept officially:adopt, affirm, confirm, pass, ratify, sanction. See accept, law