1. III
approve smth. approve smb.'s proposals (the aims of smth., a report, the proceedings, the measures taken, etc.) одобрять чьи-л. предложения и т. д., I can't approve your plan я не могу одобрить или утвердить ваш план
2. IV
approve smth. in some manner approve smth. warmly (reluctantly, grudgingly, tacitly, partially, completely, etc.) горяча и т. д. одобрить что-л.; I approve these measures entirely я полностью одобряю эти меры
3. XI
be approved by smb. these cars (types of engines, etc.) were approved by the engineers эти автомобили и r. д. были одобрены инженерами; be approved in some place manners approved in society манеры, принятые в обществе
4. XVI
approve of smth., smb. approve of smb.'s plan (of smb.'s behaviour, of smb.'s choice, of smb.'s answer, of smb.'s companions, of his partner, etc.) одобрить чей-л. план и r. д.; knowing all I can hardly approve of your conduct зная все /все обстоятельства/, я не могу одобрить ваше поведение; it was clear that he did not approve of my remark было ясно, что ему не понравилось мое замечание; they warmly (strongly, grudgingly, etc.) approved of this plan они горячо и т. д. одобрили этот план; I don't approve of your friends at all мне совсем не нравятся ваши друзья
approve of doing smth. approve of smb.'s going away (of smb.'s playing football, of smb.'s marrying smb., etc.) одобрять чей-л. отъезд и т. д., положительно относиться к чьему-л. отъезду и т. д.; he approves of my learning French он одобряет то /положительно относится к тому/, что я изучаю французский [язык]; I don't approve of his staying at their place я против того, чтобы он останавливался у них

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  • Approve — Ap*prove , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Approved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Approving}.] [OE. aproven, appreven, to prove, OF. aprover, F. approuver, to approve, fr. L. approbare; ad + probare to esteem as good, approve, prove. See {Prove}, and cf. {Approbate}.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approve — UK US /əˈpruːv/ verb ► [T] to accept, allow, or officially agree to something: » The measure was approved by the Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs. »The aluminum producer could begin recalling workers on Tuesday if the union… …   Financial and business terms

  • approve — approve, endorse, sanction, accredit, certify mean to have or to express a favorable opinion of. Approve often means no more than this {daring them . . . to approve her conduct Conrad} Sometimes, however, it suggests esteem or admiration {Jane… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • approve of sb — approve of sb/sth ► to have a good opinion of someone or something: »Close to 90% of people approve of his handling of the crisis. Main Entry: ↑approve …   Financial and business terms

  • approve — ap·prove vt ap·proved, ap·prov·ing: to give formal or official sanction to: ratify Congress approved the proposed budget Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • approve — (v.) c.1300, to demonstrate, prove; mid 14c., to attest (something) with authority, from O.Fr. aprover (Mod.Fr. approuver) approve, agree to, from L. approbare to assent to as good, regard as good, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + probare to try,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • approve — [v1] agree something is good accept, acclaim, admire, applaud, appreciate, approbate, be big on*, commend, countenance, esteem, face it, favor, go along with, grin and bear it*, handle, like, live with*, praise, put up with, regard highly,… …   New thesaurus

  • approve — ► VERB 1) (often approve of) believe that someone or something is good or acceptable. 2) officially acknowledge as satisfactory. ORIGIN Old French aprover, from Latin approbare …   English terms dictionary

  • approve — [ə pro͞ov′] vt. approved, approving [ME aproven < OFr aprover < L approbare < ad , to + probare, to try, test < probus, good] 1. to give one s consent to; sanction; confirm 2. to be favorable toward; think or declare to be good,… …   English World dictionary

  • Approve — Ap*prove ([a^]p*pr[=oo]v ), v. t. [OF. aprouer; a (L. ad) + a form apparently derived fr. the pro, prod, in L. prodest it is useful or profitable, properly the preposition pro for. Cf. {Improve}.] (Eng. Law) To make profit of; to convert to one s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approve of — index countenance, permit Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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