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approve

verb
 
 
/əˈpruːv/
ALLOW [T] B1 to allow or officially agree to something: The council has approved plans for a new shopping centre.Approving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
GOOD OPINION [I] B2 to think that something is good or right: I don't approve of smoking. →  Opposite disapprove Analysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
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