pre·​ap·​proved ˌprē-ə-ˈprüvd How to pronounce preapproved (audio)
variants or pre-approved
: having been approved in advance
a preapproved credit card
a list of preapproved medications

Examples of preapproved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McGrath is out on preapproved leave, the department said last week. Darcy Costello, Baltimore Sun, 9 Jan. 2024 And if the production fails to hire a stylist who can do the job in-house, the actor must be reimbursed for paying qualified personnel for preapproved hair or makeup services, as well as for time getting their hair styled outside of regular work hours. Samantha Chery, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 In Stride In the age of preapproved interview questions and endless PR, there should still be space for something unexpected Sean M. Haffey / Getty Jul 6, 2022 Heading out the door? Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 6 July 2022 Getting preapproved means the lender has verified your finances and has made a conditional commitment to lend you a certain sum. The Motley Fool, Dallas News, 6 Aug. 2023 Developers say that a lot of the preapproved plans would be quite expensive to build — they’re designed to wow, not to be affordable. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2023 That plan allegedly included Griner flying two preapproved charter flights, with the league having the option to approve more charters based on need with the condition that only Griner — not the entire team — could fly on those planes. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 27 June 2023 The city recently launched its Accessory Dwelling Unit Standard Plan Program, which offers homeowners and developers the option to select from 20 preapproved ADU models for construction. Jeff Kruth, Fortune, 6 June 2023 Becker and Beck sold the shares according to preapproved plans that dictate when and how much to sell, commonly used by executives to shield them from allegations of insider trading. Daniel Gilbert, Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preapproved was in 1960

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“Preapproved.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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