Approve

Definition of Approve

Ap`prove´   Pronunciation: ăp`prŌv´
v. t.1.To show to be real or true; to prove.
[imp. & p. p. Approved ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Approving.]
Wouldst thou approve thy constancy? Approve
First thy obedience.
- Milton.
2.To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
Opportunities to approve . . . worth.
- Emerson.
He had approved himself a great warrior.
- Macaulay.
'T is an old lesson; Time approves it true.
- Byron.
His account . . . approves him a man of thought.
- Parkman.
3.To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to approve the decision of a court-martial.
4.To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of; as, we approve the measured of the administration.
5.To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
The first care and concern must be to approve himself to God.
- Rogers.
They had not approved of the deposition of James.
- Macaulay.
They approved of the political institutions.
- W. Black.
1.(Eng. Law) To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit; - said esp. of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the manor.

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