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Another word for approve

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Verb
  1. To be favorably disposed toward

    See also:

    praise

  2. To give one's consent to

      1. Satisfactory or agreeable; acceptable:
      2. Correct:
      3. Barely satisfactory; mediocre:
      1. Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
      2. Support or encouragement, as from public opinion or established custom.
      3. A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
      1. To allow the doing of (something); consent to:
      2. To grant consent or leave to (someone); authorize:
      3. To afford opportunity or possibility for:
      1. To give permission or opportunity to; allow:
      2. To cause to; make:
      3. Used as an auxiliary in the imperative to express a command, request, or proposal:
      1. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
      2. To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
      3. To write one's signature on the back of (a check) to obtain the amount payable or to make the amount payable available to a third party or to the bearer.
      1. To give assent, as to the proposal of another; agree:
      2. To be of the same mind or opinion.
      3. Acceptance or approval of what is planned or done by another; acquiescence.
      1. To grant authority or power to.
      2. To give permission for (something); sanction:
      1. To sanction officially; authorize.
      1. To let do or happen; permit:
      2. To permit the presence of:
      3. To permit to have:
    See also:

    allow

  3. To accept officially

      1. Authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid.
      2. Support or encouragement, as from public opinion or established custom.
      3. A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.
      1. To approve and give formal sanction to; confirm:
      1. To move on or ahead; proceed:
      2. To extend; run:
      3. To move by or in front of something:
      1. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
      2. To reaffirm the establishment of (a reservation or advance arrangement).
      3. To make firmer; strengthen:
      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To declare support for or belief in:
      3. To rule (a court decision) to have been correct; confirm:
      1. To take on the legal responsibilities as parent of (a child that is not one's biological child).
      2. To become the owner or caretaker of (a pet, especially one from a shelter).
      3. To take and follow (a course of action, for example) by choice or assent:

Another word for approve

Verb
  1. To give approval

  2. To favor

    See also:

    praise

Synonym Study

  • Ratify implies official approval of that which has been done by one's representative to ratify a peace treaty
  • Certify implies official approval because of compliance with the requirements or standards a certified public accountant
  • Sanction implies authoritative approval a practice sanctioned by the charter
  • Endorse adds the further implication of active support or advocacy to endorse a candidate for office
  • Approve , the most general of the following terms, means simply to regard as good or satisfactory