Meaning of “approve” - Learner’s Dictionary

approve

verb us uk /əˈpruːv/
Extra Examples
They have approved the changes in principle.The board approved the sales plan.Under the new law, all new buildings must be approved by the local government.I'm waiting for my manager to approve the proposal.a register of approved builders
ALLOW [ T ]

B1 to allow or officially agree to something:

The council has approved plans for a new shopping centre.
GOOD OPINION [ I ]

B2 to think that something is good or right:

I don't approve of smoking.
→ Opposite disapprove

(Definition of “approve” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)