approve (part of speech: verb)
- This is so congenial with the constitution of our own state, that I need not advance any argument to induce the free citizens of Massachusetts to approbate it. - "Essays on the Constitution of the United States", Paul Leicester Ford.
- The cause of this battle every man did allow and approbate. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
- 18. How often does the professor whose duty it is to criticise and approbate the pieces for this exhibition wish they were better! - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.