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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Then, in the next measure eight years later, disapproval had fallen to 42%, with 48% approving. In 1997, the next time Gallup asked the question, approval had jumped well into the majority, with nearly two in three Americans saying they approved of marriages between blacks and whites.
Schvey noted that the VA has had little difficulty approving other symbols of faith.
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