approve [ uh-proov ]
Main Entry: approve
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: agree something is good
Synonyms: accept, acclaim, admire, applaud, appreciate, approbate, be big on, commend, countenance, esteem, face it, favor, go along with, grin and bear it, handle, like, live with, praise, put up with, regard highly, respect, roll with punches, string along with, take up on, think highly of
Antonyms: disagree, disapprove
Main Entry: approve
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: allow, authorize
Synonyms: accede, accept, accredit, acquiesce, advocate, affirm, agree, assent, authorize, back*, bless*, boost, buy, buy into, certify, charter, concur, confirm, consent, dig*, empower, encourage, endorse, establish, get behind, give go-ahead, go along with, groove*, hats off to, lap up, license, maintain, make law, make valid, mandate, okay, permit, pronounce, push for, ratify, recommend, sanction, seal, second, sign, sign off on, stump for, subscribe to, support, thumbs up, uphold, validate
Antonyms: disallow, disapprove, invalidate, oppose, refuse, reject
Main Entry: accept
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: believe the goodness, realness of something
Synonyms: acknowledge, affirm, approbate, approve, buy*, countenance, fancy, favor, go for, hold, hold with, like, recognize, relish, swallow*, take as gospel truth, take stock in, trust
Antonyms: disagree, dispute, reject, renounce, repudiate
Main Entry: accept
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: receive by agreeing, consenting
Synonyms: accede, acknowledge, acquiesce, admit, adopt, affirm, agree to, approve, assent, assume, avow, bear, buy, check out*, comply, concur with, cooperate with, give stamp of approval, give the go-ahead, give the green light, give the nod, go for, lap up, okay, recognize, rubber-stamp, set store by, sign, sign off on, take on*, take one up on, thumbs up, undertake
Antonyms: decline, disagree, refuse
Main Entry: acclaim
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give approval
Synonyms: applaud, approve, blow horn, boost, celebrate, cheer, clap, commend, compliment, eulogize, exalt, extol, give a bouquet, give a posy, give kudos, hail, hand it to, hear it for, honor, laud, praise, puff up, push*, rave, recommend, root, salute, stroke*
Antonyms: berate, censure, damn, denounce, disapprove, dishonor, vituperate
Main Entry: accredit
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: give authorization or control
Synonyms: appoint, approve, authorize, certify, commission, empower, enable, endorse, entrust, guarantee, license, okay, recognize, sanction, vouch for
Antonyms: deny, disapprove, reject
Main Entry: acknowledge
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: verbally recognize authority
Synonyms: accede, accept, acquiesce, agree, allow, approve, attest to, certify, defend, defer to, endorse, grant, own, ratify, recognize, subscribe to, support, take an oath, uphold, yield
Antonyms: forswear, ignore, refuse, renounce, repudiate
Main Entry: acquiesce
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: agree with some reluctance
Synonyms: accede, accept, accommodate, adapt, adjust, agree, allow, approve, bow to, buy, cave in, come across, come around, comply, concur, conform, consent, cry uncle, cut a deal, ditto*, give in, give out, go along, jibe, okay, pass, play ball, reconcile, roll over and play dead, say uncle, set, shake on, submit, subscribe, yes, yield
Antonyms: disagree, dissent, object, protest
Main Entry: admire
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: hold in high regard
Synonyms: adore, applaud, appreciate, approve, be crazy about, be crazy for, be crazy over, be mad about, be nuts about, be stuck on, be sweet on, be wild about, cherish, commend, credit, delight in, esteem, eulogize, extol, fall for, get high on, glorify, go for, groove on, hail, hold in respect, honor, idolize, laud, look up to, marvel at, moon over, pay homage to, praise, prize, rate highly, respect, revere, take pleasure in, think highly of, treasure, value, venerate, wonder at, worship
Antonyms: abhor, condemn, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, scorn
Main Entry: admit
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: confess, acknowledge
Synonyms: accept, accord, acquiesce, adopt, affirm, agree, allow, approve, avow, bare, bring to light, communicate, concede, concur, confide, confirm, consent, cop a plea, credit, declare, disclose, divulge, enumerate, expose, go into details, grant, indicate, let, let on, make known, narrate, number, open up, own, own up, permit, proclaim, profess, recite, recognize, relate, reveal, spill*, subscribe to, talk, tell, tolerate, uncover, unveil, yield
Antonyms: confute, deny, dispute, dissent, gainsay, refuse
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