1 established by authority; given authoritative approval; "a list of approved candidates" [syn: sanctioned]
2 generally or especially officially judged acceptable or satisfactory; "an approved method"; "work on the approved project went ahead on schedule" [ant: disapproved]
- Describing something that has received approval.
- past of approve
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