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King James Dictionary [1]

Approv'Ed, pp. Liked commended shown or proved to be worthy of approbation having the approbation and support of.

Study to show thyself approved to God.  2 Timothy 2 .

Not he that commendeth himself is approved.  2 Corinthians 10 .

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(imp. & p. p.) of Approve