Definition of approve in English:

approve

Line breaks: ap|prove
Pronunciation: /əˈpruːv
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 2 archaic Prove; show: he approved himself ripe for military command
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    • And, after that fourth trial, sundry of the kings and many of the lesser barons and knights and all of the commons cried out that these were trials enough, and that Arthur had assuredly approved himself to be rightwise King; wherefore they demanded that he should be made King indeed so that he might rule over them.
    • He approved himself to his comrades brave, generous, self-sacrificing.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French aprover, from Latin approbare (see approbate). The original sense was 'prove, demonstrate', later 'corroborate, confirm', hence 'pronounce to be satisfactory' (late Middle English).

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