• Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
    Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n approver an authority with power to approve
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Approver (Eng. Law) A bailiff or steward; an agent.
    • Approver An informer; an accuser.
    • Approver One who approves. Formerly, one who made proof or trial.
    • Approver (Eng. Law) One who confesses a crime and accuses another. See 1st Approvement, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n approver One who approves or commends.
    • n approver One who proves or offers to prove; specifically, in law, one who confesses a felony, and gives evidence against his accomplice or accomplices; an informer and accuser; one who turns king's or state's evidence.
    • n approver One who manages a landed estate for the owner; a bailiff or steward of a manor; an agent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Approver one who approves:
    • Approver (law) an accomplice in crime admitted to give evidence against a prisoner
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  • Alexander Pope
    “Fools admire, but men of sense approve.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.”
  • Mark Twain
    “A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.”
  • Wayne Dyer
    “People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Everybody has the right to be left alone but nobody has the right to demand approval.”
  • Rozanne Weissman
    Rozanne Weissman
    “Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 2d Approve (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aprover—L. approbāread, to, and probāre, to test or try—probus, good.


In literature:

I could have accepted and approved candid and learned and scientific criticism.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
If you approve the recommendation, your indorsement of approval on this letter and its return to the Commission is requested.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume IX." by Benjamin Harrison
In case of intervention our conduct would be subject to the approval or disapproval of such government.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by William McKinley
And in a word, all the examples of the saints, which the Lord approves and speaks well of; as Heb.
"The Divine Right of Church Government" by Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London
He noticed with approval the arrangement of the library.
"The Divine Fire" by May Sinclair
Approved, April 12, 1893.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
The document was read in every part of China and everywhere approved.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
The Library building provided for by the act of Congress approved April 15, 1886, has been completed and opened to the public.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
But approval is an inference, as clear and emphatic as words could express.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
All that was wanting was the approval of the French authorities, who were notified.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon

In poetry:

Remember, oh, dear Two,
Two who came after you
Who love, as you loved,
The grey house and the woods,
All the sweet solitudes
You loved, approved.
"The Boys Of The House: For Valentine and Hubert Blake" by Katharine Tynan
Should sudden vengeance seize my breath,
I must pronounce thee just in death;
And if my soul were sent to hell,
Thy righteous law approves it well.
"Psalm 51 part 1" by Isaac Watts
I know thy works, and I approve,
Though small thy strength, sincere thy love;
Go on, my word and name to own,
For none shall rob thee of thy crown.
"Philadelphia" by John Newton
O may thy pard'ning grace be nigh,
Lest we should faint, despair, and die!
Thus shall our better thoughts approve
The methods of thy chast'ning love.
"Hymn 87" by Isaac Watts
But tho' so cold, or strangely wild,
It seems that worth can sometimes move;
Thou hast on gentle Emma smil'd,
And thou hast smil'd where all approve:—
"Lines To Fortune" by Sir John Carr
Meantime, altho' she err'd from love,
Her conscious heart could ill approve—
"Thy vow was giv'n, thy vow was broke!"
Thus Conscience to her bosom spoke.
"Beauty And The Beast" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Weather conditions have made corn crops more susceptible to the fungus aflatoxin , and losses are only insurable if grain is tested at approved facilities prior to being moved.
USDA/GIPSA Approves Charm Sciences' Aflatoxin Quantitative Test.
The FDA approved nonprescription sale of the morning-after pill but limited use to women 18 and older.
Subject to regulatory approval and certain other closing conditions.
The Sarah Palin stamp of approval may not always be a help, especially when it comes to the general election.
On November 2, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2011 ( S 1701 ).
Its agenda includes approving the group's operating budget for 2012-13, finishing the school year calendar for students and employees and setting the board's meeting schedule for the year.
The county agency that regulates local government boundary changes on Wednesday approved the city's bid to annex part of the Alhambra Valley, but opponents vowed to force a vote.
TRENTON — Legislation approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee today would create a temporary panel to study the state's alimony laws, which critics say are outdated.
Israel's government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.
Italy's Senate approved an economic reform bill, opening the way for Premier Silvio Berlusconi to step down.
You've probably heard that the FDA is considering whether to approve the first-ever genetically-engineered fish.
CLINTON — A new franchise agreement between the city of Clinton and Alliant Energy for electric and natural gas, complete with unenforced franchise fee language, was approved Tuesday night by the City Council.
KINGSTON, Jamaica—Legislators in Jamaica have unanimously approved two bills that will allow casinos to be built on the island for the first time.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Legislators in Jamaica have unanimously approved two bills that will allow casinos to be built on the island for the first time.

In science:

If approved, installation could proceed in 2010, after the LHC start-up.
Summary from the working group on "Diffraction and Vector Mesons" at DIS 2008
The main theorem in this paper is of the kind Erd ¨os himself would probably approve of.
The work of Fred Cohen
Acknowledgements The authors acknowledge the approval of Prof.
Recommender Systems for the Conference Paper Assignment Problem
It is anticipated to converge towards technical design reports by 2012, together with the complete definition and approval of the accelerator pro ject.
The super-LHC
Since several of the authors of the earlier papers also signed the McNaughton work, this lends a seal of approval to the procedure.
Review of quasi-elastic charge-exchange data in the nucleon-deuteron breakup reaction