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English definition of “approve”

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 disapproveAnalysing and evaluatingAssessing and estimating value
(Definition of approve verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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