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approved

[ uh-proov ]SEE DEFINITION OF approved

Synonyms for approved

  • accepted
  • allowed
  • authorized
  • backed
  • endorsed
  • passed
  • permitted
  • ratified
  • recognized
  • sanctioned
  • supported
  • affirmed
  • chosen
  • legalized
  • proven
  • validated
  • OK'd
  • certain
  • made official
  • vouched for
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Antonyms for approved

  • disapproved
  • refused
  • uncertain
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPROVED

But she had allotted their rooms well, and they approved her judgment.

He felt that modern methods and the best usage might not have approved of the bag.

Even the outfit of the boarders must be approved by the same authority.

He approved deeply the delicacy with which she ignored that last wild interview.

How thoroughly I approved at that moment of the revolvers and the knives hidden in the belts.

Then when all had been approved the test lot of ore was run.

It was a kitchen of which he approved because it had no path in it.

It was quite evident that she approved of the old gentleman.

But, as I approved not of London, he would urge it no further.

Here he ceased and sat down: they all approved his counsel, and were to a man of his mind.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "to demonstrate, prove;" mid-14c., "to attest (something) with authority," from Old French aprover (Modern French approuver) "approve, agree to," from Latin approbare "to assent to as good, regard as good," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + probare "to try, test something (to find if it is good)," from probus "honest, genuine" (see prove).

The meaning extended late 14c. to "to sanction, endorse, confirm formally" then to "assent to (something) as good" (early 15c.), especially in reference to the actions of authorities, parliaments, etc. Related: Approved; approving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPROVED

accepted

adjectivegenerally agreed upon

backed

adjectivesupported
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