approving


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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
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The Court of Appeals affirmed the Appellate Division's order approving rezoning.