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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


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