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English definition of “approve”

approve

verb [I] (HAVE A GOOD OPINION)    /əˈpruːv/
B2 to have a positive opinion of someone or something: She doesn't approve of my friends. He doesn't approve of smoking. I thoroughly approve of what the government is doing. → Opposite disapproveLiking
(Definition of approve verb (HAVE A GOOD OPINION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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