aprobar
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aprobar(
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proh
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bahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (law)
a. to pass
El congreso aprobó una reforma energética.Congress passed an energy reform.
2. (to accept)
a. to approve
¿La contaduría ya aprobó el presupuesto?Has accounting approved the budget yet?
b. to endorse
El comité de vecindarios aprobó el plan de la ciudad.The neighborhood committee endorsed the city's plan.
3. (education)
a. to pass
Hay que estudiar mucho para aprobar ese examen de matemáticas.You have to study a lot to pass that math test.
4. (to be in favor of)
a. to approve of
No apruebo la música fuerte de mi vecino a las tres de la mañana.I don't approve of my neighbor's loud music at three in the morning.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (education)
a. to pass
Después de mucho trabajo arduo, por fin aprobé.After a lot of hard work, I finally passed.
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aprobar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (proyecto, medida)
a. to approve
2. (ley, moción)
a. to pass
3. (examen, asignatura)
a. to pass
me han aprobado en químicaI passed my chemistry exam
4. (comportamiento)
a. to approve of
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aprobar
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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aprobar una ley
to pass a law
aprobar el examen
to pass the exam
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