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As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Meaning of "approve" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD APPROVE

From Old French aprover, from Latin approbāre to approve, from probāre to test, prove.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF APPROVE

approve  [əˈpruːv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APPROVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Approve is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb approve in English.

WHAT DOES APPROVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Approval voting

Approval voting is a single-winner voting method used for elections. Each voter may 'approve' of as many candidates as he or she wishes. The winner is the most-approved candidate. The system was described in 1977 by Guy Ottewell and also by Robert J. Weber, who coined the term "Approval Voting." It was more fully published in 1978 by political scientist Steven Brams and mathematician Peter Fishburn.

Definition of approve in the English dictionary

The first definition of approve in the dictionary is when intr, often foll by of to consider fair, good, or right; commend. Other definition of approve is to authorize or sanction. Approve is also to demonstrate or prove by trial.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO APPROVE

PRESENT

Present
I approve
you approve
he/she/it approves
we approve
you approve
they approve
Present continuous
I am approving
you are approving
he/she/it is approving
we are approving
you are approving
they are approving
Present perfect
I have approved
you have approved
he/she/it has approved
we have approved
you have approved
they have approved
Present perfect continuous
I have been approving
you have been approving
he/she/it has been approving
we have been approving
you have been approving
they have been approving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I approved
you approved
he/she/it approved
we approved
you approved
they approved
Past continuous
I was approving
you were approving
he/she/it was approving
we were approving
you were approving
they were approving
Past perfect
I had approved
you had approved
he/she/it had approved
we had approved
you had approved
they had approved
Past perfect continuous
I had been approving
you had been approving
he/she/it had been approving
we had been approving
you had been approving
they had been approving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will approve
you will approve
he/she/it will approve
we will approve
you will approve
they will approve
Future continuous
I will be approving
you will be approving
he/she/it will be approving
we will be approving
you will be approving
they will be approving
Future perfect
I will have approved
you will have approved
he/she/it will have approved
we will have approved
you will have approved
they will have approved
Future perfect continuous
I will have been approving
you will have been approving
he/she/it will have been approving
we will have been approving
you will have been approving
they will have been approving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would approve
you would approve
he/she/it would approve
we would approve
you would approve
they would approve
Conditional continuous
I would be approving
you would be approving
he/she/it would be approving
we would be approving
you would be approving
they would be approving
Conditional perfect
I would have approve
you would have approve
he/she/it would have approve
we would have approve
you would have approve
they would have approve
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been approving
you would have been approving
he/she/it would have been approving
we would have been approving
you would have been approving
they would have been approving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you approve
we let´s approve
you approve
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to approve
Past participle
approved
Present Participle
approving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APPROVE


cruive
kruːv
disapprove
ˌdɪsəˈpruːv
disimprove
ˌdɪsɪmˈpruːv
disproove
dɪsˈpruːv
disprove
dɪsˈpruːv
engroove
ɪnˈɡruːv
eruv
ˈɛəruːv
groove
ɡruːv
improve
ɪmˈpruːv
ingroove
ɪnˈɡruːv
microgroove
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌɡruːv
misimprove
ˌmɪsɪmˈpruːv
preapprove
ˌpriːəˈpruːv
prove
pruːv
reapprove
ˌriːəˈpruːv
regroove
riːˈɡruːv
reprove
rɪˈpruːv
tongue-and-groove
ˌtʌŋənˈɡruːv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APPROVE

appropriation account
appropriation bill
Appropriations Committee
appropriative
appropriator
approvable
approvably
approval
approval rating
approvance
approved
approved school
approved social worker
approver
approving
approvingly
approx.
approximal
approximate
approximately

WORDS THAT END LIKE APPROVE

beech grove
Bromsgrove
drove
grove
hazel grove
lemon grove
mangrove
oak grove
on the improve
orange grove
overdrove
palm grove
pine grove
rove
shrove
strove
test-drove
throve
treasure-trove
trove

Synonyms and antonyms of approve in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APPROVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «approve» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of approve

Translation of «approve» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APPROVE

Find out the translation of approve to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of approve from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «approve» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

赞成
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aprobar
570 millions of speakers

English

approve
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मंजूरी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُوافِقُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

одобрять
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aprovar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুমোদন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

approuver
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

terima
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

genehmigen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

承認する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

승인하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyetujoni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chấp thuận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒப்புதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मंजूर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

onaylamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

approvare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zatwierdzić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

схвалювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a aproba
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκρίνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goedkeur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

godkänna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

godkjenne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of approve

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROVE»

The term «approve» is very widely used and occupies the 12.239 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROVE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «approve» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «approve» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about approve

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10 QUOTES WITH «APPROVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word approve.
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Jane Alexander
Now, I cannot approve anything the council has rejected, but I can reject anything the council has approved.
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Gary Bauer
It seems that the only gun violence some leftists approve of is gun violence aimed at cops and other groups they see as oppressive or racist.
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Frances Bay
I always wanted to be an actress. And it wasn't ego. I felt so little about myself, considered myself such a sparrow. Not just my size. I thought I was so plain... I did plays not to show off but because if I did that - I didn't realize it at the time - I would be somebody other than this person I didn't really approve of.
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Neal Boortz
A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom... right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they don't personally approve of.
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James Caan
I've never been difficult to anybody or with anybody on a picture. Especially when you're in that nice status of hierarchy of actors and actresses who get to approve directors. Because once you make that choice, it's my belief that the director's boss.
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James Cagney
I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every Sailor and I had fun doing it. Mother didn't really approve of it, through.
7
Amy Chua
Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world.
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Marcus Tullius Cicero
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
9
Miley Cyrus
I've got high standards when it comes to boys. As my dad says, all girls should! I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact - and down there, we're all about southern hospitality. I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice, and above all, my dad has to approve of him!
10
Tommy Douglas
I'm sure that the standard of public morality we've helped build will force government in Canada to approve complete health insurance.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APPROVE»

Discover the use of approve in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to approve and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Medicare Part D Low-Income Subsidy: SSA Continues to Approve ...
To help the elderly and disabled with prescription drug costs, the Congress passed the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), which created a voluntary outpatient prescription drug benefit (Medicare ...
Barbara D. Bovbjerg, 2008
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... and I Approve This Message
Please don't start reading at the end of the book.. live a little of a bottle opener's life first
Wolf, 2008
3
Fair Lending Compliance: Intelligence and Implications for ...
Decline Check Low Rent/other Yes Cell no. Action 101. Approve 102. Approve 103. Approve 104. Approve Check Low Own/buy No Cell no. Action 105. Decline 106. Decline 107. Decline 108. Approve Check Low Own/buy Yes Cell no. 109.
Clark R. Abrahams, Mingyuan Zhang, 2008
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The Gallup Poll: Public Opinion 2002
APRIL 3 BUSH JOB APPROVAL Interview Dates: 3/22-24/02 CNN/USA Today/ Gallup Poll Survey* GO 136308 Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling: The economy? Approve 2002 Mar 22-24 65% 2002 Mar ...
George Gallup, 2003
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Ordinances of the Mayor and City Council ...
MAYOR, to fill vacancies in board of finance, transfers of stock to be made in his presence, with presidents, to approve register's bond, .... to countersign checks, to assent to the performance of the register's duty by his deputy, may allow officers ...
Baltimore (Md.), 1838
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Journals of the House of Commons
That this House doth approve of l\-Ir. Peter Jones to be one of the Committee named in this Ordinance for the Militia of London. Rcsolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Major Thomas C/zanzbcrlaizze to be one of the Committee named ...
Great Britain House of Commons, 1803
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SharePoint 2010 For Dummies
Figure 15-3: The Approve/ Reject window. Oh, and by the way, Content Approval isn't just about Big Brother — or, if it's me, nosy Big Sister — checking someone else's work. I may want to ensure that things can be checked in and versioned, ...
Vanessa L. Williams, 2010
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Dance Research: The Art That All Arts Do Approve ...
Contributors explore the natue of form and the significant links between rhetoric, discourses on art and architecture, and the language of dancing masters. The book argues for the centrality of dance to the human experience.
Richard Ralph, 2008
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SharePoint 2007 How-To
NOTE Scenario/Problem: You are the approver on a list or library, and you need to approve or reject a file or list item that another user has submitted for approval. Solution: Some file libraries and lists require approval of files or lists. When this ...
Ishai Sagi, 2009
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Official Register
Wapsipinicon State Park, Jones county; Scott county to sell public bidder tax sale certificates; Board of Education to sell land In O'Brien county; approve contract for erection of fence at the state police radio, State fair grounds; approve lease for ...
Iowa. Secretary of State, 1941

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APPROVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term approve is used in the context of the following news items.
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Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to approve the law this week, after pledging tough measures against militants who have bedevilled ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
2
Massachusetts and 16 Other States Approve Dollar Tree Acquiring …
Massachusetts and 16 Other States Approve Dollar Tree Acquiring Family Dollar. 21 Family Dollar Stores in Massachusetts to be sold to ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
3
Renaissance shareholders approve bond buyback scheme
Renaissance held meetings with its shareholders and bondholders to discuss a scheme to give holders of its Mandatory Convertible Bonds the ... «Times of Oman, Jul 15»
4
Approve Medicaid Cost Sharing Plan
Simply handing someone a health insurance policy free of charge, even if they could afford to pay a little for it out of their own pocket, makes no ... «Wheeling Intelligencer, Jul 15»
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'Town planner wants 10L bribe to approve CNG pump'
KALYAN: The anti-corruption bureau on Sunday launched a probe after a businessman alleged that the town planning authority had ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
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Westport selectmen approve committee assignments and summer …
The Westport Island Board of Selectmen has voted to begin its summer schedule of meetings, effective June 29. While the board meets every ... «Wiscasset Newspaper, Jul 15»
7
OSK shareholders approve OSK Property, PJ Development share …
KUALA LUMPUR: Shareholders of OSK Holdings Bhd have approved the proposal for the acquisition of OSK Property Holdings Bhd and PJ ... «The Star Online, Jul 15»
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Legacy equity unit-holders approve N0.087 dividend pay-out
Unit-holders of Legacy Equity Fund gathered in Lagos recently and approved the payment of N0.087 per unit dividend proposed by the ... «BusinessDay, Jul 15»
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Overcrowding crisis: Should NJ overrule voters, approve $33M …
Twice spurned by voters asked to approve building expansions, the Freehold Borough district — separate from neighboring Freehold Township ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
10
Egypt may take legal action over 'false' tolls under new law
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who called for tougher laws following the assassination of his top prosecutor last week, is expected to approve ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»

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