The FISC does not approve the targets, which need not be suspected of wrongdoing or be agents of foreign powers.
The House could defy my expectations and approve a resolution (the Senate almost surely will).
The agency is expected to approve the use of sorghum for ethanol production.
They come through on our end in a queue, and we'll approve one-by-one so Ogi/Sai/Jess have the time to answer them.
He has never voted to raise taxes; he has never voted to approve an unbalanced budget.
The children, already sitting in a decorous ring on their low chairs, seemed after the first surprise to approve of Phyllis.
But Miss Qian did not approve of this emotion, natural though it was.
Someone would appear there at the turn of a path and would stand before me and smile and approve.
I excused myself because I know that when restored to health he would not approve of what I had done.
He was still in that state of mind where the lover hopes that his beloved will approve of his friends.
c.1300, "to demonstrate, prove;" mid-14c., "to attest (something) with authority," from Old French aprover (Modern French approuver) "approve, agree to," from Latin approbare "to assent to as good, regard as good," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + probare "to try, test something (to find if it is good)," from probus "honest, genuine" (see prove).
The meaning extended late 14c. to "to sanction, endorse, confirm formally" then to "assent to (something) as good" (early 15c.), especially in reference to the actions of authorities, parliaments, etc. Related: Approved; approving.