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English translation: adopt a motion [to do something]

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Spanish term or phrase:aprobar [una acción, etc]
English translation:adopt a motion [to do something]
Entered by: Terry Burgess
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09:23 Jun 14, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: aprobar
Está aprobado contruir una piscina.
It is in a Meeting, so I am not sure if use "approved" or "addopted".
Thank you very much for you answer.
nakota
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Explanation:
AT A MEETING:
You "approve" funding, resources, etc.
You "adopt" a motion to do something.
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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 18:35
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Thank you very much!!!
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nacarried or passedxxxLouisiana
naSee explanation
Terry Burgess
naADOPTED
Terry Burgess
naapproved.BJD


  

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6 mins
approved.


Explanation:
They have approved the motion to build a swimming pool.


BJD
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4

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Mary Quinn
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9 mins
ADOPTED


Explanation:
They both basically mean the same thing but as you say this is at a meeting, "adopted" would be better, definitely. "[the motion/proposal, etc] to build the pool was adopted"

Luck:-)

Slán

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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 18:35
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12 mins
See explanation


Explanation:
AT A MEETING:
You "approve" funding, resources, etc.
You "adopt" a motion to do something.

Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 18:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2372
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Thank you very much!!!
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42 mins
carried or passed


Explanation:
In a meeting, you "approve" the minutes, not a motion or resolution.
A motion or resolution is either "carried" or "passed", the former being slightly more formal. So "The motion to xxx was carried/passed."



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xxxLouisiana
Local time: 00:35

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