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

Translation of approve in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1.1 (agree) See examples: 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
    1.2 (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

transitive verb

  • 1.1 (sanction, agree)
    (decision/plan/action)
    the plan has finally been approved by the board
    el plan ha sido finalmente aprobado por la junta
    1.2 (officially recognize)
    (institution)
    an approved campsite/method
    un camping/método autorizado
    1.3 (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
    Example sentences
    • The authority has a month to decide either to approve the merger or to carry out a more detailed investigation.
    • The Prime Minister approved the request on 9 February 1962.
    • Despite this presidential warning shot, the Senate narrowly approved both amendments.

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