Approve and Reject


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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

Reject is an antonym for approve in topics: allow, disapprove, agree something is good.
Nearby Words: approval, approbation, approving, approvingly, approvement
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Reject verb – To show unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to.
Usage example: rejected his marriage proposal

Approve is an antonym for reject in topics: deny, accept, say no to.
Nearby Words: rejected, rejection, rejecting, rejector, rejecter
Antonyms for Reject
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Common collocations

love approve love reject love
friendship approve friendship reject friendship
application approve application reject application
marriage approve marriage reject marriage
Other nouns: idea, name, deal, time, use, message, powers.
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