1. approved

adjective. ['əˈpruːvd'] established by authority; given authoritative approval.


  • sanctioned
  • authorised


  • unlawful
  • unofficial
  • illegitimate

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Rhymes with Approved

  • unimproved
  • disproved
  • unproved
  • improved
  • unmoved
  • removed
  • moved

How do you pronounce approved?

Pronounce approved as əˈpruvd.

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Sentences with approved

1. Verb, past participle
Expect to attend training if your application is approved.

2. Verb, past tense
Like other teachers, special education instructors have to hold a four-year degree and complete approved teacher education courses.

Quotes about approved

1. A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: 'Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?' We must always consider the person.
- Pope Francis

2. I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.
- Mark Twain

3. You are allowed to think whatever you want at Emory, so long as it is approved by administrators. They are watching.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE