how to pronounce approved


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approved is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of approved in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… black stripper who approved of the song …”

meanings of approved


  1. Having received approval.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of approve.

approved frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word approved occurs in english on average 16.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics approved can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that approved can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

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