approve(redirected from approvingly)
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approveverb accede to, accept, acquiesce in, adopt, advocate, affirm, agree to, allow, approbare, approbate, assent to, authenticate, authorize, be in favor of, be satisfied with, certify, comprobare, concur in, confirm, consent to, countenance, endorse, favor, make valid, probare, ratify, sanction, second, support, sustain, uphold, validate
See also: accede, accredit, advocate, agree, allow, appoint, assent, authorize, bear, coincide, comply, concede, concur, confirm, conform, consent, cosign, countenance, enable, endorse, endure, favor, grant, justify, legalize, let, notarize, permit, prefer, reassure, receive, recommend, regard, sanction, seal, settle, sign, subscribe, support, sustain, tolerate, uphold, validate, vote
TO APPROVE, approbare. To increase the profits upon a thing; as to approve land by increasing the rent. 2 Inst. 784.