Meaning of “approve” - Learner’s Dictionary

approve

verb uk us /əˈpruːv/
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)