To approve

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Definition

to approve ('sthg' or 'of sthg'): to accept, to authorize, to consent, to agree (something, to something)
verb
Your proposal has been approved by our boss, well done!

to disapprove (of a decision): to consider (a decision) bad or wrong, to disagree with (a decision); to reject (a decision)
verb

Examples

  • "Now, I'd like to open the floor for discussion, and eventually a vote to approve the new budget proposals."
  • "Philip : I review and approve the final billing of our major clients prior to their invoice."
  • "Last year, we approved a salary increase, a pension fund, a new health plan with the best HMO in California and even spousal benefits!"
  • "Icarus : Then I'll have to recommend to Bruno and to the board that your supplies must be pre-approved by."
  • "I could easily say that 67% of Americans APPROVE of the job the President is NOT doing."
  • "In addition to using all-natural ingredients, the new line (code-named 'WorldBlends') is produced under humane conditions: the company has sworn to work only with manufacturers approved by human rights watchdog group P."
  • "However, all Delavigne products are tested and approved by the FDA."
  • "This is the last board meeting of the year, where we review this year's results, approve the budget for the upcoming year, and forecast next year's growth."
  • "Last week, an opinion poll showed that 67% of Americans of voting age disapprove of the job the US President Tom Shrub is currently doing."
  • "67% of Americans APPROVE of the job the President is NOT doing."

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