approve of
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. aprobar
I didn't say I approve of his behavior, simply that I can understand why he does it.No dije que aprobara su conducta, simplemente que entiendo por qué lo hace.
b. estar de acuerdo con
I approve of letting children learn through their mistakes, but we also have to set some boundaries.Estoy de acuerdo con dejar que los niños aprendan de sus propios errores, pero también hay que establecer ciertos límites.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Helen made it clear she didn't approve of me going to the festival.Helen dejó bien claro que no le parecía bien que fuera al festival.
My parents have never approved of my boyfriend, Jeff.A mis padres nunca les ha gustado mi novio, Jeff.
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approve of
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. aprobar
she doesn't a of them smokingno aprueba que fumen
I don't a of your friendsno me gustan tus amigos
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approve of
intransitive verb
1
to approve of sth: not everyone approves of the festival no todo el mundo está de acuerdo con la celebración del festival; he doesn't approve of drinking no le parece bien or no le gusta que se beba alcohol; I don't approve of her going no me parece bien or no me gusta que vaya
I don't approve of her smoking I don't approve of his conduct it is a practice not generally approved of by doctors I suggested selling the house but she didn't approve of the idea I cannot approve of your going I don't approve of your decision I didn't approve of his manner I tend to make comments that aren't approved of local residents do not approve of plans to build a new motorway
2
to approve of sb: they don't approve of my fiancé no les parece bien mi novio
they don't approve of me you've never approved of Henry, have you? it's difficult to find friends that my parents would approve of
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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