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1‘his boss doesn't approve of his party-boy lifestyle’
agree with, hold with, endorse, support, back, uphold, subscribe to, recommend, advocate, second, express one's approval of, be in favour of, favour, think well of, like, look on with favour, give one's blessing to, tolerate, appreciate, countenance, take kindly to
be pleased with, admire, hold in esteem, hold in regard, commend, embrace, applaud, acclaim, praise
informal go along with
2‘the government has approved proposals for a new waste law’
accept, agree to, consent to, assent to, acquiesce in, concur in, accede to, give one's blessing to, bless, give one's seal of approval to, give one's stamp of approval to, rubber-stamp, say yes to
ratify, sanction, endorse, authorize, mandate, license, warrant, validate, pass
confirm, support, back
give one's leave, give one's permission
informal give the go-ahead to, give the green light to, give the OK to, OK, give the thumbs up to, give the nod, say the word, buy
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