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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: aprover, from Latin approbare, from ad- 'to' + probare 'to prove'

approve

verb
     
ap‧prove S2 W2
1 [transitive] to officially accept a plan, proposal etc:
The conference approved a proposal for a referendum.
2 [intransitive] to think that someone or something is good, right, or suitable [≠ disapprove]
approve of
Catherine's parents now approve of her marriage.
I don't approve of cosmetic surgery.

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