Translation of "approve" - English-Japanese dictionary


verb uk /əˈpruːv/ us /əˈpruv/ present participle approving, past tense and past participle approved

B1 to allow something

~を承認する, 許可する
The council has approved plans for a new library.
The committee approved the new budget.

to think that something is good or right

(~を)是認する, (~に)賛成する
I don’t approve of smoking.
→ Opposite disapprove

(Translation of “approve” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)