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English verb: approve

1. approve (communication) give sanction to


SamplesI approve of his educational policies.


SynonymsO.K., okay, sanction


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)authorise, authorize, clear, pass


Narrower (hyponym)back, confirm, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, sanction, support, visa


Antonymsdisapprove, reject

2. approve (cognition) judge to be right or commendable; think well of


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)rubberstamp


Antonymsdisapprove









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