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American English: /əˈpruv/
British English: /əˈpruːv/

Translation of approve in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (agree) do you approve?
    ¿le parece bien?
    to approve of something/somebodyI don't approve of his methods
    no estoy de acuerdo con sus métodos
    mother seems to approve of him
    a mamá parece gustarle
    they didn't approve of us getting married
    no estuvieron de acuerdo en que nos casáramos
    no les pareció bien que nos casáramos
    they don't approve of my smoking
    les parece mal or no les gusta que fume
  • 2 (agree formally)
    dar su ( or mi etc. ) aprobación or visto bueno
    if the boss approves, we can start immediately
    si el jefe da su aprobación or su visto bueno, podemos empezar inmediatamente
    Example sentences
    • Councillors agreed to approve the proposals, so care home residents would not be disturbed by construction work.
    • If the Parliament approves proposals, it is possible for the Council to pass legislation by a majority vote instead of requiring unanimous approval from the members of the Council.
    • A huge expansion of a busy supermarket has been approved by planning officials.

transitive verb

  • 1 (sanction, agree)
    the plan has finally been approved by the board
    el plan ha sido finalmente aprobado por la junta
  • 2 (officially recognize)
    an approved campsite/method
    un camping/método autorizado
  • 3 (agree with) [formal]
    estar de acuerdo con
    I can't say I approve his methods
    no puedo decir que estoy de acuerdo con sus métodos
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