Approved - (imp. & p. p.) of Approve
Approve - (v. t.) To show to be real or true; to prove.
Approve - (v. t.) To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show
Approve - (v. t.) To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to
approve the decision of a court-martial.
Approve - (v. t.) To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to
think well of; as, we approve the measured of the administration.
Approve - (v. t.) To make or show to be worthy of approbation or
Approve - (v. t.) To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit; --
said esp. of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the
Approvedly - (adv.) So as to secure approbation; in an approved manner.
Approvement - (n.) Approbation.
Approvement - (n.) a confession of guilt by a prisoner charged with
treason or felony, together with an accusation of his accomplish and a
giving evidence against them in order to obtain his own pardon. The
term is no longer in use; it corresponded to what is now known as
turning king's (or queen's) evidence in England, and state's evidence
in the United States.
Approvement - (n.) Improvement of common lands, by inclosing and
converting them to the uses of husbandry for the advantage of the lord
of the manor.
Approver - (n.) One who approves. Formerly, one who made proof or trial.
Approver - (n.) An informer; an accuser.
Approver - (n.) One who confesses a crime and accuses another. See 1st
Approver - (v. t.) A bailiff or steward; an agent.
Counterproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Counterprove
Counterprove - (v. t.) To take a counter proof of, or a copy in reverse,
by taking an impression directly from the face of an original. See
Counter proof, under Counter.
Disapproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Disapprove
Disapprove - (v. t.) To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an
act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to
censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others.
Disapprove - (v. t.) To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to
decline to sanction; as, the sentence of the court-martial was
disapproved by the commander in chief.
Disapprover - (n.) One who disapproves.
Disimprove - (v. t.) To make worse; -- the opposite of improve.
Disimprove - (v. i.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
Disimprovement - (n.) Reduction from a better to a worse state; as,
disimprovement of the earth.
Disproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Disprove
Disprove - (v. t.) To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to
Disprove - (v. t.) To disallow; to disapprove of.
Disprover - (n.) One who disproves or confutes.
Improve - (v. t.) To disprove or make void; to refute.
Improve - (v. t.) To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to
censure; as, to improve negligence.
Improved - (imp. & p. p.) of Improve
Improve - (v. t.) To make better; to increase the value or good qualities
of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.
Improve - (v. t.) To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive;
to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time;
to improve his means.
Improve - (v. t.) To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; --
said with reference to what is bad.
Improve - (v. i.) To grow better; to advance or make progress in what is
desirable; to make or show improvement; as, to improve in health.
Improve - (v. i.) To advance or progress in bad qualities; to grow worse.
Improve - (v. i.) To increase; to be enhanced; to rise in value; as, the
price of cotton improves.
Improvement - (n.) The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion
in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration;
as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
Improvement - (n.) The act of making profitable use or applicaton of
anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good
account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory,
stated in a discourse.
Improvement - (n.) The state of being improved; betterment; advance;
also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on
Improvement - (n.) Increase; growth; progress; advance.
Improvement - (n.) Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings,
clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
Improvement - (n.) A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine,
manufacture, or composition.
Improver - (n.) One who, or that which, improves.
Misimprove - (v. t.) To use for a bad purpose; to abuse; to misuse; as,
to misimprove time, talents, advantages, etc.
Misimprovement - (n.) Ill use or employment; use for a bad purpose.
Provessel - (a.) Openly declared, avowed, acknowledged, or claimed; as, a
professed foe; a professed tyrant; a professed Christian.
Proved - (imp. & p. p.) of Prove
Provect - (a.) Carried forward; advanced.
Provection - (n.) A carrying forward, as of a final letter, to a
following word; as, for example, a nickname for an ekename.
Proveditor - (n.) One employed to procure supplies, as for an army, a
steamer, etc.; a purveyor; one who provides for another.
Provedore - (n.) A proveditor; a purveyor.
Proven - (p. p. / a.) Proved.
Proven/al - (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence or its inhabitants.
Proven/al - (n.) A native or inhabitant of Provence in France.
Proven/al - (n.) The Provencal language. See Langue d'oc.
Provence rose - () The cabbage rose (Rosa centifolia).
Provence rose - () A name of many kinds of roses which are hybrids of
Rosa centifolia and R. Gallica.
Provencial - (a.) Of or pertaining to Provence in France.
Provend - (n.) See Provand.
Provender - (n.) Dry food for domestic animals, as hay, straw, corn,
oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.
Provender - (n.) Food or provisions.
Provent - (n.) See Provand.
Proventricle - (n.) Proventriculus.
Proventriulus - (n.) The glandular stomach of birds, situated just above
Prover - (n.) One who, or that which, proves.
Proverb - (n.) An old and common saying; a phrase which is often
repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses
some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a
maxim; a saw; an adage.
Proverb - (n.) A striking or paradoxical assertion; an obscure saying; an
enigma; a parable.
Proverb - (n.) A familiar illustration; a subject of contemptuous
Proverb - (n.) A drama exemplifying a proverb.
Proverb - (v. t.) To name in, or as, a proverb.
Proverb - (v. t.) To provide with a proverb.
Proverb - (v. i.) To write or utter proverbs.
Proverbial - (a.) Mentioned or comprised in a proverb; used as a proverb;
hence, commonly known; as, a proverbial expression; his meanness was
Proverbial - (a.) Of or pertaining to proverbs; resembling a proverb.
Proverbialism - (n.) A proverbial phrase.
Proverbialist - (n.) One who makes much use of proverbs in speech or
writing; one who composes, collects, or studies proverbs.
Proverbialize - (v. t. & i.) To turn into a proverb; to speak in
Proverbially - (adv.) In a proverbial manner; by way of proverb; hence,
commonly; universally; as, it is proverbially said; the bee is
Provexity - (n.) Great advance in age.
Reproved - (imp. & p. p.) of Reprove
Reprove - (v. t.) To convince.
Reprove - (v. t.) To disprove; to refute.
Reprove - (v. t.) To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as
guilty; to censure.
Reprove - (v. t.) To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.
Reprover - (n.) One who, or that which, reproves.
Self-reproved - (a.) Reproved by one's own conscience or one's own sense
Unapproved - (a.) Not approved.
Unapproved - (a.) Not proved.
Unimproved - (a.) Not improved; not made better or wiser; not advanced in
knowledge, manners, or excellence.
Unimproved - (a.) Not used; not employed; especially, not used or
employed for a valuable purpose; as, unimproved opportunities;