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Synonyms of approve in English:


  • 1 his boss doesn't approve of his lifestyle
    agree with, endorse, support, back, uphold, subscribe to, recommend, advocate, be in favor of, favor, think well of, like, appreciate, go for, hold with, take kindly to;
    be pleased with, admire, applaud, praise
    [Antonyms] condemn, disapprove
  • 2 the government approved the proposals
    accept, agree to, consent to, assent to, give one's blessing to, bless, rubber-stamp;
    support, back
    informal give the nod to, give the go-ahead to, give the green light to, give the OK to, give the thumbs-up to
    [Antonyms] refuse
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