Definitions and translations for "approve"

Definition of approve

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1. To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm.
Although we may disagree with it, we must nevertheless approve the sentence handed down by the court-martial.
2. To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of.
We approve the measure of the administration, for it is an excellent decision.
3. To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
4. To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
Note: This word, when it signifies to be pleased with, to think favorably (of), is often followed by of.
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English - English - approve

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v. agree, concur; confirm, endorse

English - Spanish - approve

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v. aprobar, dar el visto bueno a, dar la aprobación a, sancionar; responder afirmativamente; ratificar, confirmar

English - French - approve

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v. être d'accord, approuver

English - German - approve

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v. billigen, zustimmen

English - Indonesian - approve

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v. setuju, menyetujui, membenarkan, mengizinkan, memperkukuh, mengesahkan, memperkukuhkan, memperkuat, memperkenan, memperkenankan, asese

English - Italian - approve

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v. approvare; sanzionare, ratificare

English - Polish - approve

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v. zatwierdzać, akceptować, aprobować, pochwalać, zatwierdzić

English - Portuguese - approve

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v. aprovar; consentir; reconhecer

English - Romanian - approve

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v. aproba, sancţiona, aviza, ratifica, accepta, fi de acord cu, admite, încuviinţa, omologa

English - Russian - approve

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г. одобрять, утверждать, утвердить, санкционировать, показывать, проявлять, апробировать

English - Turkish - approve

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f. uygun bulmak, uygun görmek, onaylamak, razı olmak, beğenmek, kabul etmek, onamak

English - Ukrainian - approve

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v. схвалювати, затверджувати, санкціонувати, підтверджувати, перевіряти, випробовувати, доводити, одобряти

English - Dutch - approve

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ww. instemmen; goedkeuren

English - Greek - approve

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ρήμ. επιδοκιμάζω, εγκρίνω

English - Arabic - approve

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‏وافق، إستحسن، صدق، طرى‏

English - Chinese - approve

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(动) 赞成, 同意; 批准; 赞许; 认可; 满意; 赞成

English - Chinese - approve

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(動) 贊成, 同意; 批准; 贊許; 認可; 滿意; 贊成

English - Hindi - approve

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v. अनुमोदन करना, प्रशंसा करना, पसंद करना, ठीक सभझना

English - Japanese - approve

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(動) 賛同する; 承認する

English - Korean - approve

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동. 좋다고 인정하다; 승인하다, 인가하다

English - Vietnamese - approve

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v. chứng minh, xác nhận
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Synonyms for approve
1. authorise
2. appreciate: favour, commend, applaud, value, support, praise, prize
3. authorize: sanction, validate, countenance, confirm, certify, pass, endorse
Verb forms for approve
Present participle: approving
Present: approve (3.person: approves)
Past: approved
Future: will approve
Present conditional: would approve
Present Perfect: have approved (3.person: has approved)
Past Perfect: had approved
Future Perfect: will have approved
Past conditional: would have approved