approve approve  /ə ˈpruv/


  1. (v) give sanction to
  2. (v) judge to be right or commendable; think well of



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  1. The other thing is that Rasmussen gives for options: Strongly approve, strongly disapprove, somewhat approve, and somewhat disapprove.
  2. Men approve 48 29 percent while women approve 44 31 percent.
  3. Overall approval rating: 49% approve, 44% disapprove.


  1. Nicaragua Lawmakers Approve $40 Billion Proposal for Canal to Rival Panama's

    Nicaragua lawmakers approve $40 billion proposal for canal to rival Panama's        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. Majority of Americans Approve of Leaker's Actions

    More than half of Americans approve of a former intelligence contractor's decision to leak details of sprawling government surveillance programs
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  3. City to approve new contracts for police, management

    The City of Gilroy will approve and adopt a Memorandum of Understanding for a two-year contract with AFSCME Local 101 and the Gilroy Management Association at next Monday’s regular Council meeting. No
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Gilroy Dispatch


  1. "President Bush this morning accepted the recommendation of the Secretary of the Army to approve a sentence of death for army private Ronald A. Gray, affirming the sentence that resulted from a general court martial for multiple charges of murder...
    on Jul 28, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: AFP

  2. "I guess you can never be surprised at some of the things Bob does," former UCLA coach John Wooden told the AP. "I don't think there's ever been a better teacher of the game of basketball than Bob. I don't always approve of his methods, but...
    on Feb 4, 2008 By: John Wooden Source: CNN International

  3. In a statement released by Warner Brothers, Ms. Rowling said she could not "approve of 'companion books' or 'encyclopedias' that seek to pre-empt my definitive Potter reference book for their authors' own personal gain."
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: JK Rowling Source: New York Times

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