Wilson fervently supported Prop 187, which was approved by voters the same day he was approved for another term as governor.
Dozens have been approved for release off the island but are still held there.
After doing her research, she decides to continue taking an approved antidepressant while pregnant with her fourth child.
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.