approve of sth

approve of sth
approve of sb/sth
to have a good opinion of someone or something: »

Close to 90% of people approve of his handling of the crisis.

Main Entry: approve

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • approve — UK US /əˈpruːv/ verb ► [T] to accept, allow, or officially agree to something: » The measure was approved by the Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs. »The aluminum producer could begin recalling workers on Tuesday if the union… …   Financial and business terms

  • approve of sb/sth — ► to have a good opinion of someone or something: »Close to 90% of people approve of his handling of the crisis. Main Entry: ↑approve …   Financial and business terms

  • approve of sb — approve of sb/sth ► to have a good opinion of someone or something: »Close to 90% of people approve of his handling of the crisis. Main Entry: ↑approve …   Financial and business terms

  • approve — verb 1 like sb/sth ADVERB ▪ fully, heartily, strongly, thoroughly (esp. BrE), very much, wholeheartedly (esp. BrE) ▪ I wholeheartedly approve of his actions …   Collocations dictionary

  • knock sb/sth back — UK US knock sb/sth back Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T] ► to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by stopping them from achieving something: »Disappointing results from the company knocked its shares back to just 51p.… …   Financial and business terms

  • knock sth back — UK US knock sb/sth back Phrasal Verb with knock({{}}/nɒk/ verb [T] ► to have a bad effect on someone or something, especially by stopping them from achieving something: »Disappointing results from the company knocked its shares back to just 51p.… …   Financial and business terms

  • run sth by — UK US run sth by/past sb Phrasal Verb with run({{}}/rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run) ► to tell someone about something, to make sure they understand or approve: »I would like to run some ideas by you before we agree to the deal. »Could you run that… …   Financial and business terms

  • run sth by/past sb — UK US run sth by/past sb Phrasal Verb with run({{}}/rʌn/ verb (running, ran, run) ► to tell someone about something, to make sure they understand or approve: »I would like to run some ideas by you before we agree to the deal. »Could you run that… …   Financial and business terms

  • pull sth together — UK US pull sth together Phrasal Verb with pull({{}}/pʊl/ verb [T] ► INFORMAL to manage with difficulty to collect enough money, information, etc. to produce a result: »If you can pull together sufficient funding, we are prepared to approve the… …   Financial and business terms

  • sign off on sth — UK US sign off on sth Phrasal Verb with sign({{}}/saɪn/ verb ► to formally approve or agree to something: »The CEO personally signs off on every senior promotion …   Financial and business terms

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