preapprove

verb
pre·​ap·​prove | \ ˌprē-ə-ˈprüv How to pronounce preapprove (audio) \
variants: or pre-approve
preapproved or pre-approved; preapproving or pre-approving

Definition of preapprove

transitive verb

: to approve (something or someone) in advance The bank preapproved the loan. We were preapproved for the loan.

Other Words from preapprove

preapproval \ ˌprē-​ə-​ˈprü-​vəl How to pronounce preapproval (audio) \ or pre-approval noun, plural preapprovals or pre-approvals
mortgage preapprovals the preapproval process

First Known Use of preapprove

1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Preapprove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preapprove. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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preapprove

verb
How to pronounce preapprove (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of preapprove

: to say that you will say yes to (someone or something) when a final or official request is made : to approve (someone or something) in advance

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