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Definition 1: judge to be right or commendable; think well of - [verb of cognition]

(approve is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of approve ) approve automatically

Definition 2: give sanction to - [verb of communication]

Samples where approve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I approve of his educational policies

Synonyms for approve in the sense of this definition

(approve is a kind of ...) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

(... is a kind of approve ) give religious sanction to, such as through on oath

"sanctify the marriage"

(... is a kind of approve ) approve officially

"The list of speakers must be visaed"

(... is a kind of approve ) be behind; approve of

"He plumped for the Labor Party" "I backed Kennedy in 1960"

(... is a kind of approve ) support a person for a position

"The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense"

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