approves, 3rd person singular present; approved, past tense; approved, past participle; approving, present participle;
Officially agree to or accept as satisfactory
the budget was approved by Congress
an approved profit-sharing plan
Believe that someone or something is good or acceptable
I don't approve of the way she pampers my father and brothers
he approved himself ripe for military command
give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
judge to be right or commendable; think well of
(approved) established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates"
(approval) a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
(approval) acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval"
(approval) a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
Approval voting is a single-winner voting system used for elections. Each voter may vote for (approve of) as many of the candidates as they wish. The winner is the candidate receiving the most votes. Each voter may vote for any combination of candidates and may give each candidate at most one vote.
To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of; To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically; To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance
(approved) Describing something that has received approval
(approvement) Improvement of common lands by converting them for advantage of the landlord
(approval) An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements; An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones
(Approved) Acceptable to the Authority Having Jurisdiction
(Approved) means acceptable to the REGULATORY AUTHORITY based on a determination of conformity with principles, practices, and generally recognized standards that protect public health.
(Approved) unless used with reference to another person, means approved by the Administrator.
(approved (by the CCC)) The stage of the CCC process after "FINAL". The CCC has approved the final version of the request which permits push into the the project forest.
(Approved) something which meets the standards set up by insurers.
(Approved) A status that indicates the insurance company has completed underwriting and agrees to issue a policy to the proposed insured.
("Approved") The order has been processed, but not yet delivered. If the Payment Method was other than Credit Card, this status usually indicates that the Data Partner is still awaiting receipt of the check or money order.
(Approved) A written statement of acceptability, in terms of the requirements in local and state regulations issued by the local health officer. 
(Approved) Acceptable to OSHA under the following criteria:
(Approved) Agreed to in writing by a suitably authorised person in Transpower.
(Approved) An IRB action taken when the required determinations are made that allow research involving human subjects to proceed consistent with federal regulations, state and local laws, and University policy.
(Approved) In construction, materials, equipment, and workmanship in a system, or a measurable portion thereof, which have been accepted by an authority having jurisdiction. Usually the term refers to approval for payment, approval for continuation of work, or approval for occupancy.
(Approved) Management runs the business and controls the allocation of resources therefore, Management must approve requests for changes and assign a priority for every change. ...
(Approved) Sanctioned, endorsed, accredited, certified, or accepted as satisfactory by a duly constituted and nationally recognized authority or agency.