The House could defy my expectations and approve a resolution (the Senate almost surely will).
They come through on our end in a queue, and we'll approve one-by-one so Ogi/Sai/Jess have the time to answer them.
And I approve this message because NO ONE from New York or Washington tells ME what to do.
However, the Republicans have agreed to approve anyone--anyone!
Unaccountable secret money will do and say things that candidates who must "approve this message" won't do.
The children, already sitting in a decorous ring on their low chairs, seemed after the first surprise to approve of Phyllis.
Folks pretend to approve of 'em and all the while they're laughing at 'em up their sleeves.
Someone would appear there at the turn of a path and would stand before me and smile and approve.
I have written an answer to his letter; will you look at it, and tell me if you approve of it?
He was still in that state of mind where the lover hopes that his beloved will approve of his friends.
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.