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APPROVED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does approved mean? 

APPROVED (adjective)
  The adjective APPROVED has 2 senses:

1. established by authority; given authoritative approval
2. generally or especially officially judged acceptable or satisfactory

  Familiarity information: APPROVED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPROVED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Established by authority; given authoritative approval

Synonyms:

approved; sanctioned

Context example:

a list of approved candidates

Similar:

authorised; authorized (endowed with authority)


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Meaning:

Generally or especially officially judged acceptable or satisfactory

Context examples:

an approved method / work on the approved project went ahead on schedule

Antonym:

disapproved (not approved)


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