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transitive verb
1. to approve (proyecto, medida) ; to pass (ley, moción)
2. to pass (examen, asignatura)
  • me han aprobado en química I passed my chemistry exam
3. to approve of (comportamiento)
transitive verb
1 [+ley, proyecto de ley] to pass
el gobierno ha aprobado la devalución de la peseta
[+informe, plan, acuerdo] to approve; endorse
el parlamento aprobó el tratado the treaty was approved o endorsed by Parliament
el pueblo aprobó la reforma en un referéndum
2 [+alumno, asignatura] to pass
¿aprobaste el examen? did you pass the exam?; no he aprobado las matemáticas I haven't passed mathematics; no me han aprobado la literatura I didn't get a pass in literature
3 [+decisión, actitud] to approve of
no apruebo tu amistad con esa chica I don't approve of your friendship with that girl; mi familia aprobó mi decisión de casarme my family approved of my decision to get married
intransitive verb
to pass
aprobé en francés I passed (in) French
Verb Conjugations for aprobar
Gerund: aprobando
Participle: aprobado
The irregular conjugations of this verb are in red.
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