To express approbation of to approve to sanction formally
- approve or sanction officially
- accept (papers) as legitimate
- to convey approbation of; to approve; to sanction formally.
late 15c., from Latin approbatus, previous participle of approbare "to assent to (of the same quality), benefit" (see approve). Related: Approbated; approbating.
- (v. t.) To convey approbation of; to accept; to sanction officially.