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approve

verb  /əˈpruv/ us  

approve verb (AGREE WITH)

[I] to have a good opinion of someone or something: I wish my mother approved of my friends.

approve verb (PERMIT)

[T] to accept or allow something officially: Finally the court approved the sale of the property.
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