or pre-ap·prove

[ pree-uh-proov ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to consent or agree to in advance: Your teacher must preapprove your final project.

  2. to give provisional consent or approval to or for: Have the bank preapprove you for a mortgage before you start looking for a house.Many lenders will pre-approve your auto loan application and allow you to finalize it later.

  1. to read or view in advance in order to determine whether it can be published or broadcast: Moderators will have to preapprove all comments.

Origin of preapprove


Words Nearby preapprove Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023