preapprove

verb
pre·​ap·​prove | \ ˌprē-ə-ˈprüv \
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 \ 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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about preapprove

Share preapprove

Statistics for preapprove

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for preapprove

The first known use of preapprove was in 1654

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for preapprove

preapprove

verb

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

Comments on preapprove

What made you want to look up preapprove? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to express emotion in a dramatic way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!