Definition of approve
- couldn't approve such conduct
- hopes she will approve the date of the meeting
- doesn't approve of fighting
I don't care if all the other parents are letting their kids do it; I still don't approve.
The state has approved the building plans, so work on the new school can begin immediately.
Your supervisor must approve the report before it can be sent.
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: to believe that something or someone is good or acceptable
: to officially accept (an idea, action, plan, etc.)
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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