approve (v.) 3
put to the proof, test, try
1H4 IV.i.9 [Hotspur to Douglas] approve me, lord
2H4 I.ii.191 [Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] To approve my youth further, I will not
Oth II.iii.303 [Cassio to Iago, of their friendship] I have well approved it
TS I.i.7 [Lucentio to and of Tranio] My trusty servant well approved in all