verb (used with object), ap·proved, ap·prov·ing.
- to demonstrate; show.
- to make good; attest.
- to prove by trial.
- to convict.
verb (used without object), ap·proved, ap·prov·ing.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH approveapprove , endorse
Example sentences from the Web for approve
If it is approved and all goes well, a vaccine could be available to a limited number of Americans within weeks.Coronavirus live updates: Pfizer to seek emergency vaccine approval; U.S. infections reach grim new heights|Antonia Farzan, Ruby Mellen, Hamza Shaban, Marisa Iati, Derek Hawkins|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
If approved by the NFL, Jones, Feliciano and Eghbali would be the third set of minority partners Snyder has had during his 21 years as owner.Washington Football Team minority owners have a deal to sell, but Daniel Snyder is blocking it|Will Hobson, Mark Maske, Liz Clarke|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
If it is approved, the first people to get the shot are likely to be doctors, nurses, and other front-line workers, and that could happen before Christmas, according to the drug giant.Pfizer wants authorization to start distributing its vaccine by Christmas|Antonio Regalado|November 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
A lot of the Fed programs announced this spring were possible only because they were approved by the Treasury, which promised to cover any costs in the event that they ended up losing money.Steven Mnuchin acts to hobble the Fed's coronavirus powers|Felix Salmon|November 20, 2020|Axios
Other countries have also approved remdesivir as a treatment for Covid.WHO advises against using Gilead’s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID patients|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Ronald Reagan approved the agreement and the USTR reviewed Korean practices through the end of his term.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A version was approved for airline use in 2007—but no airline has adopted it.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Administration lawyers also approved the "enhanced interrogation techniques" and said they were legally permissible.
There was nothing polite about them and nobody's parents approved.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The tub used in the birth was not approved for medical use and is difficult to disinfect.
The new creed, called the King's Book, approved by the houses of convocation, and made the standard of English orthodoxy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Branches are to be operated under rules and regulations approved by the Federal Reserve Board.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
My directors heartily approved and other interviews followed.
Rosa laughingly approved of this decision, for she was like-minded with her mother, but her father did not respond.The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
I have made a very complete model of the gun, and it is approved of by all who have seen it.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick