Translation of "approve" - English-Spanish dictionary


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

B1 to allow something

The council has approved plans for a new library.
The committee approved the new budget.

to think that something is good or right

estar de acuerdo
I don’t approve of smoking.
→ Opposite disapprove

(Translation of “approve” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əˈpruːv/

(often with of) to be pleased with or think well of (a person, thing etc)

aprobar; tener un buen concepto de
I approve of your decision.

to agree to (something)

aprobar, aceptar
The committee approved the plan.
approval noun

the act or state of agreeing to or being pleased with (a person, thing etc)

This proposal meets with my approval.
approving adjective

showing that you support or agree with something

He gave me an approving look.
approvingly adverb

She gazed approvingly at her reflection in the bedroom mirror.
on approval

to be sent or given back to a shop etc if not satisfactory

a prueba, previa aceptación
She bought two dresses on approval.

(Translation of “approve” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)