Approve and Pass


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Approve verb – To give official acceptance of as satisfactory.
Usage example: as soon as the pond project was approved, the bulldozers were at the site

Pass is a synonym for approve in authorise topic. In some cases you can use "Pass" instead a verb "Approve", when it comes to topics like accept, agree to, ratify, enact.
Nearby Words: approval, approbation, approving, approvingly, approvement
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Pass verb – To put into effect through legislative or authoritative action.
Usage example: Congress cannot pass any law restricting free speech

Approve is a synonym for pass in enact topic. You can use "Approve" instead a verb "Pass", if it concerns topics such as authorise, accept, politics.
Nearby Words: passage, passed, passing, passable
Synonyms for Pass

Common collocations

number approve number pass number
time approve time pass time
act approve act pass act
law approve law pass law
Other nouns: game, story, message, messages, powers, checks.
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