Synonyms for approving

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-proov
Phonetic Transcription : əˈpruv

Top 10 synonyms for approving Other synonyms for the word approving

Définition of approving

Origin :
  • c.1300, "to demonstrate, prove;" mid-14c., "to attest (something) with authority," from Old French aprover (Modern French approuver) "approve, agree to," from Latin approbare "to assent to as good, regard as good," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + probare "to try, test something (to find if it is good)," from probus "honest, genuine" (see prove).
  • The meaning extended late 14c. to "to sanction, endorse, confirm formally" then to "assent to (something) as good" (early 15c.), especially in reference to the actions of authorities, parliaments, etc. Related: Approved; approving.
  • verb agree something is good
  • verb allow, authorize
Example sentences :
  • "You're the boy, Mike, and that's a fact," was his approving sentence.
  • Extract from : « The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys » by Gulielma Zollinger
  • I did not know,—my hope was only founded on the probability of his approving it.
  • Extract from : « The Politician Out-Witted » by Samuel Low
  • Lantier gave his blessing to this arrangement with an approving nod.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • How would you show that all the gods absolutely agree in approving of his act?
  • Extract from : « Euthyphro » by Plato
  • Three cheers were then given, to which Duke added an approving bark.
  • Extract from : « The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras » by Jules Verne
  • Again a great roar, mingled now with some approving laughter, was his answer.
  • Extract from : « Scaramouche » by Rafael Sabatini
  • The glance he fastened on Mr Powell conveyed a sort of approving wonder.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • He looked towards the officers, amongst whom there was an approving murmur.
  • Extract from : « Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard » by Joseph Conrad
  • The glance he fastened on Mr. Powell conveyed a sort of approving wonder.
  • Extract from : « Chance » by Joseph Conrad
  • And the "girls" assented with approving nods of their aged heads.
  • Extract from : « Mayflower (Flor de mayo) » by Vicente Blasco Ibez

Antonyms for approving

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