approve of

approve of someone or something

to take a favorable view of someone or something. I approve of the way you have remodeled the kitchen. I don't approve of your foul language.
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approve of

v.
To consider someone or something right, good, or appropriate: My voice teacher does not approve of eating ice cream before singing. My parents need to know exactly where I plan to go before they can approve of my trip.
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References in classic literature ?
And you approve of what she said -- that is to say, you declare that the signs which she mentioned are really those by means of which you are accustomed to convey your thoughts?
I do not suppose that you would deliberately form an absolute engagement of that nature without acquainting your mother and myself, or at least, without being convinced that we should approve of your choice; but I cannot help fearing that you may be drawn in, by the lady who has lately attached you, to a marriage which the whole of your family, far and near, must highly reprobate.
I dare say that I may, notwithstanding the danger, if upon reflection I approve of any of them.
He did not distinguish what sort of love his might be, big or little, passionate or passionless, lasting or passing (he kept a ballet girl himself, though he was the father of a family, so he was lenient in these matters), but he knew that this love affair was viewed with displeasure by those whom it was necessary to please, and therefore he did not approve of his brother's conduct.
I don't approve of children being rigged out in fancy colors, but I'll see what your aunt Jane thinks.
But that was not inexcusable; for she had always thought he was Henry VIII, and she did not approve of him.
A new will teach I unto men: to choose that path which man hath followed blindly, and to approve of it--and no longer to slink aside from it, like the sick and perishing!
While 72% of consumers who consider stem cell research mainly in the context of health and safety approve of it, only 34% of those who view the issue primarily from a religious perspective approve of stem cell research, according to a survey conducted by KRC Research, the research partner of Weber Shandwick.
86% of biologists approve of stem cell research, compared to