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English definition of “approving”

approving

adjective     /əˈpruː.vɪŋ/
showing that you have a positive opinion about something or someone: She gave him an approving smile .Showing respect and admirationApproving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly approvingly     /-li/ adverb She smiled at him approvingly.Showing respect and admiration
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