approve verb (HAVE A GOOD OPINION)
She doesn't approve of my friends.
He doesn't approve of smoking.
- They think I'm an old fuddy-duddy because I don't approve of tattoos.
- The survey showed that 32% of respondents approve, 54% disapprove and the rest are undecided.
- We are a moral, ethical people and therefore we do not approve of their activities.
- "I don't approve of that kind of language, " she said, pursing her lips.
- You may not approve of what he did, but he's still your brother.
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approve verb (AGREE)
- When the time came to approve the proposal, there were one or two voices of dissent.
- He agreed to the interview, but asked to be allowed to approve the final article.
- I must tell you in all honesty that there is little chance of the scheme being approved.
- The suggestion was approved, with 25 votes in favour, and 7 against.
- The minutes of the last meeting were approved unanimously .