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approve

verb
 
 
/əˈpruːv/
[T] to accept, allow, or officially agree to something: The measure was approved by the Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs. The aluminum producer could begin recalling workers on Tuesday if the union membership approves the offer.approve the bill/deal/settlement, etc. If shareholders approve the deal, it would be the biggest acquisition by a Mexican company.
approve of sb/sth to have a good opinion of someone or something: Close to 90% of people approve of his handling of the crisis.
(Definition of approve from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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