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Synonyms of approve in English:


  • 1 his boss doesn't approve of his party-boy lifestyle
    agree with, hold with, endorse, support, back, uphold, subscribe to, recommend, advocate, second, express one's approval of, be in favour of, favour, think well of, like, look on with favour, give one's blessing to, tolerate, appreciate, countenance, take kindly to;
    be pleased with, admire, hold in regard/esteem, commend, embrace, applaud, acclaim, praise
    informal go along with
    [Antonyms] condemn, disapprove
  • 2 the government has approved proposals for a new waste law
    accept, agree to, consent to, assent to, acquiesce in, concur in, accede to, give one's blessing to, bless, give one's seal/stamp of approval to, rubber-stamp, say yes to;
    ratify, sanction, endorse, authorize, mandate, license, warrant, validate, pass;
    confirm, support, back;
    give one's permission/leave
    informal give the go-ahead to, give the green light to, give the OK to, OK, give the thumbs up to, give the nod, say the word, buy
    [Antonyms] refuse
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