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.
Origin of approve
SYNONYMS FOR approve
Can be confusedapprove endorse
Examples from the Web for unapproved
At Pensacola Christian College, students are banned from watching any television or unapproved movies.‘Survivor’ Bloggers Join Forces to Reveal Christian Fundamentalist Abuses|Alisa Harris|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was recorded saying that Xyrem could be used on patients under age 16, unapproved by the FDA.
Schlegel also predicted there would be more arrests and beatings at unapproved protests.Anger Over Elections Fuels More Russian Protest Plans|Anna Nemtsova|December 8, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The flagellants were a phenomenon of seething, popular passion, outside of the church and unapproved by its authority.Folkways|William Graham Sumner