Definition of 'approve'
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We would not approve of such actions. SHOPPED: The Shocking Power of British Supermarkets (2004)The constitution required that the senior pastor approve any actions adopted by the board. Christianity Today (2000)What about the people you do not like or approve of? Coping with Stress at Work (1988)It is a judgment about whether we like or approve of the things that people do. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Such polling of attitudes as has been undertaken suggests that the public quite approves of strong action to protect health. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If the action were approved, heads and their deputies would walk out during the autumn term. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You don't have to like or approve of these regimes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Suppose you have one hundred people who do like and approve of you, can you bask in this warm feeling? Coping with Stress at Work (1988)This involves assessing the pay package at the time when it is agreed or approved, or its renewal is agreed or approved. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I just hoped she'd like me and approve. The Sun (2014)Or, while seeming in some way to agree with or approve of it, they subtly condemned. Mothers who Leave (1994)I certainly did not always like - or approve - his behaviour. Positive Parent Power (1991)Campaigners say the figures show the UK needs to introduce a meningitis vaccine like the one approved by Europe. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'approve'
British English: approve /əˈpruːv/ VERB
If you approve of something or someone, you like them or think they are good.
Not everyone approves of the festival.
- American English: approve
- Arabic: يُوافِقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: aprovar
- Chinese: 赞成
- Croatian: odobriti
- Czech: schvalovat
- Danish: godkende
- Dutch: goedkeuren
- European Spanish: aprobar asentir
- Finnish: hyväksyä
- French: approuver
- German: genehmigen
- Greek: εγκρίνω
- Italian: approvare
- Japanese: 承認する
- Korean: 승인하다
- Norwegian: godkjenne
- Polish: zatwierdzić
- European Portuguese: aprovar
- Romanian: a aproba
- Russian: одобрять
- Spanish: aprobar
- Swedish: godkänna
- Thai: อนุมัติ
- Turkish: onaylamak
- Ukrainian: схвалювати
- Vietnamese: chấp thuận
Definition of approve from the Collins English Dictionary
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