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ap·prove

 (ə-pro͞ov′)
v. ap·proved, ap·prov·ing, ap·proves
v.tr.
1. To consent to officially or formally; confirm or sanction: The Senate approved the treaty.
2. To consider right or good: "He came to ask me ... whether I approved his choice altogether" (Jane Austen).
3. Obsolete To prove or attest.
v.intr.
To show, feel, or express approval: We didn't approve of the decision.

[Middle English appreven, approven, from Old French aprover, from Latin approbāre : ad-, ad- + probāre, to test (from probus, good; see per in Indo-European roots).]

ap·prov′a·ble adj.
ap·prov′ing·ly adv.

approving

(əˈpruːvɪŋ)
adj
showing approval
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.approving - the formal act of approvingapproving - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
backing, patronage, championship, backup - the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
admiration, appreciation - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
reward, reinforcement - an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
Adj.1.approving - expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"
favorable, favourable - encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression"

approving

Translations

approving

[əˈpruːvɪŋ] ADJ [words, look] → aprobatorio, de aprobación
several people gave her approving glancesvarias personas le lanzaron miradas aprobatorias or de aprobación

approving

[əˈpruːvɪŋ] adj [look, smile] → approbateur/trice

approving

adj (= satisfied, pleased)anerkennend, beifällig; (= consenting)zustimmend

approving

[əˈpruːvɪŋ] adjd'approvazione
References in classic literature ?
I like that about the splendid picture," was Amy's approving remark, as Jo paused.
Cora bestowed an approving smile on the pious efforts of the namesake of the Jewish prince, and Heyward soon turned his steady, stern look from the outlet of the cavern, to fasten it, with a milder character, on the face of David, or to meet the wandering beams which at moments strayed from the humid eyes of Alice.
Happily, their father, completely absorbed in a practical, scientific, and approving contemplation of the topography and material resources of the scene of his future labors, had no time to notice their defection.
More and more strangely and fiercely glad and approving, grew the countenance of the old man at every shout; while the mariners began to gaze curiously at each other, as if marvelling how it was that they themselves became so excited at such seemingly purposeless questions.
he said, rolling his eyes with an approving grin; "me fix 'em
While you were at all in suspense I kept my feelings to myself, but now that you are so completely decided I have no hesitation in approving.
It was a much greater surprise to Scrooge to recognise it as his own nephew's and to find himself in a bright, dry, gleaming room, with the Spirit standing smiling by his side, and looking at that same nephew with approving affability.
Peggotty, looking at her, at a loss for a sufficiently approving simile.
Rob shot sixth in the line and landed fairly, being rewarded by an approving grunt from the man with the green blinder, who shot seventh, and with apparent carelessness, yet true to the bull's-eye.
If an ill appointment should be made, the Executive for nominating, and the Senate for approving, would participate, though in different degrees, in the opprobrium and disgrace.
Masters of houses and their wives felt the need of his approving grimace.
And then he added, with what he evidently meant for grim pleasantry-- for he looked round to catch the approving smile of the rest--"And you may have enough of such matters before you go to sleep.