Approve Synonyms and Antonyms
Synonyms for Approve
To make firmer; strengthen:
To know by some detail, as of appearance; identify
To grant license to; to permit; to consent to.
To declare positively; assert to be true:
To assume and carry successfully, as the part of an actor; to represent or act; to sustain.
To guarantee the quality or worth of (a check, document, etc.); vouch for
To make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support
To give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve:
To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
To make a sign; signal; also, specif., to use the sign language of the deaf
To sign one’s own name next to one’s own or someone else’s to authenticate, reinforce, or verify the first signature.
A penalty imposed for violating accepted social norms. A sanction may be civil or criminal in nature. Criminal sanctions are either fine, imprisonment, or both. Authorization and/or approval by someone in a position of authority; for example, the act of imposing a penalty.
To give ability to; enable; permit
Charter is defined as reserving a boat, bus or aircraft for personal use.
To establish the soundness, accuracy, or legitimacy of:
To establish or determine irrevocably: (American) Alternative spelling of . legalise
Accredit is defined as to give recognition to someone.
To choose and follow (a course)
To support from below; keep from falling or sinking; prop:
To keep erect; to support; to sustain; to keep from falling; to maintain.
The definition of permit is to allow something.
To support by providing means of existence; bear the expenses of
To set up (a government, nation, business, etc.); found; institute
(Civil Law) To confirm officially, as by a court of justice
To put the impression of a rubber stamp on
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
To approve, advocate, or support:
One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
(Intransitive) To receive something willingly.
To tolerate is defined as to allow something, even if it is not your practice or something that you like.
The definition of appreciate is to know and accept the value of something.
The definition of applaud is to show approval or praise, usually with hand clapping.
To sanction officially; authorize.
To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree:
Used to introduce an imperative in the first or third person.
To marvel at something. Often used with at.
To provide with a back or backing
To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and goodwill.
To pay a compliment to; congratulate
Handle is defined as to hold or deal with something.
To mark or sign with initials, especially for purposes of authorization or approval.
symptomatize To be a symptom of (a named condition)
To give support or encouragement to; further; reinforce
To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.
Antonyms for Approve
To rebuff; esp., to deny acceptance, care, love, etc. to (someone)
To prevent or delay (a legislative bill) from becoming law by exercising the power of veto. To refuse to give or grant something to someone
To have a differing opinion:
Refuse is defined as to reject or to decide to not do something.
To compete with; to strive against.
To make invalid; deprive of legal force
Words Related to Approve
To laud the glory of (God, etc.), as in song; glorify; extol
(Informal, Dial.) To take legal action (against) Synonym Study
implies official approval of that which has been done by one's representative to ratify a peace treaty
implies official approval because of compliance with the requirements or standards a certified public accountant
implies authoritative approval a practice sanctioned by the charter
adds the further implication of active support or advocacy to endorse a candidate for office
, the most general of the following terms, means simply to regard as good or satisfactory
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