The French for approve is the verb approuver

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French for approve is the regular ER verb approuver, fully conjugated here in all the main tenses that are used in modern French language.

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The 6 Simple Tenses of the conjugated verb approuver - French for approve

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Here you’ll learn the conjugations of approuver, which is French for approve.
  • I approve.
  • you approved.
  • he will approve.
  • we would approve.
  • they may approve.
The Verb Conjugation Tables below for approuver, enable you to practise your French verb drills both by PRONOUN (vertically), and by TENSE (horizontally). Do both many times over.

VERB CONJUGATION TABLE approuver
Simple Tenses approuver
TENSE
je/j’
tu
il
nous
vous
ils
Present
Présent
approve
approuve approuves approuve approuvons approuvez approuvent
Past Imperf
Imparfait
approved
approuvais approuvais approuvait approuvions approuviez approuvaient
Simple Past
Passé Simple
approved
approuvai approuvas approuva approuvâmes approuvâtes approuvèrent
Future
Futur
will approve
approuverai approuveras approuvera approuverons approuverez approuveront
Condtnl
Condtnl
would approve
approuverais approuverais approuverait approuverions approuveriez approuveraient
Subjunc
Subjonc
may approve
approuve approuves approuve approuvions approuviez approuvent
Compound Tenses approuver
Present Perfect
Passé Composé
have approved
ai approuvé as approuvé a approuvé avons approuvé avez approuvé ont approuvé
Past Perfect
Plus-que-Parfait
had approved
avais approuvé avais approuvé avait approuvé avions approuvé aviez approuvé avaient approuvé
Future Perfect
Futur Antérieur
will have approved
aurai approuvé auras approuvé aura approuvé aurons approuvé aurez approuvé auront approuvé
Cond Perfect
Cond Passé
would have approved
aurais approuvé aurais approuvé aurait approuvé aurions approuvé auriez approuvé auraient approuvé
Imper
Imper
approve!
approuve approuvons approuvez

Present Indicative Tense conjugations of approuver the French for approve
présent de l’indicatif

j’approuve
- I approve
tu approuves
- you approve - (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on approuve
- he, she, it, one approves
nous approuvons
- we approve
vous approuvez
- you approve (formal or plural)
ils, elles approuvent
- they approve

Imperfect Indicative Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
imparfait de l’indicatif

j’approuvais
- I approved
- I was approving
tu approuvais
- you approved- (familiar or informal)
- you were approving
il, elle, on approuvait
- he, she, it, one approved
- he, she, it, one was approving
nous approuvions
- we approved
- we were approving
vous approuviez
- you approved- (formal or plural)
- you were approving
ils, elles approuvaient
- they approved
- they were approving

Simple Past or Past Definite Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
passé simple

j’approuvai
- I approved
tu approuvas
- you approved- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on approuva
- he, she, it, one approved
nous approuvâmes
- we approved
vous approuvâtes
- you approved- (formal or plural)
ils, elles approuvèrent
they approved
(The passé simple tense is mainly used in literature and books, and is rarely used in spoken French language).

Future Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
futur

j’approuverai
- I will approve
tu approuveras
- you will approve (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on approuvera
- he, she, it, one will approve
nous approuverons
- we will approve
vous approuverez
- you will approve (formal or plural)
ils, elles approuveront
- they will approve

Conditional Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
conditionnel

j’approuverais
- I would approve
tu approuverais
- you would approve (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on approuverait
- he, she, it, one would approve
nous approuverions
- we would approve
vous approuveriez
- you would approve (formal or plural)
ils, elles approuveraient
- they would approve

Present Subjunctive Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
présent de subjonctif

que j’approuve
- that I may approve
que tu approuves
- that you may approve(familiar or informal)
qu’il, qu’elle, qu’on approuve
- that he, she, it, one may approve
que nous approuvions
- that we may approve
que vous approuviez
- that you may approve(formal or plural)
qu’ils, qu’elles approuvent
- that they may approve

The Four Compound Tenses of the French for verb approuver - the verb ‘to approve’ in French

Past Participle of approuver is:
approuvé -approved.

The past participle is very important as it forms the various compound tenses, four of which are used in modern French conversation and writing. Check out the tenses in the tables below.
  • I have approved
  • you had approved
  • he will have approved
  • we would have approved

Compound Past, Present Perfect or Past Indefinite Tense conjugations of approuver - French for approve
passé composé

Here’s the French for approve conjugated with all the pronouns in the present perfect tense.
j’ai approuvé
- I have approved or I did approve or
- I approved
tu as approuvé
- you have approved or you did approve - (familiar or informal) or
- you approved
il, elle, on a approuvé
- he, she, it, one has approve or did approve
- he, she, it approved
nous avons approuvé
- we have approved or we did approve
- we approved
vous avez approuvé
- you have approved or you did approve (formal or plural) or
- or we approved
ils, elles ont approuvé
- they have approved or they did approve
- they approved

Past Perfect Indicative or Pluperfect Tense conjugations of approuver - approve in French
plus-que-parfait de l’indicatif

Here’s the French for -approve conjugated with all the pronouns in the past perfect tense.
j’avais approuvé
- I had approved
tu avais approuvé
- you had approved- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on avait approuvé
- he, she, it, one had approved
nous avions approuvé
- we had approved
vous aviez approuvé
- you had approved (formal or plural)
ils, elles avaient approuvé
- they had approved

Future Perfect or Future Anterior Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
futur antérieur

j’aurai approuvé
- I will have approved
tu auras approuvé
- you will have approved- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aura approuvé
- he, she, it, one will have approved
nous aurons approuvé
- we will have approved
vous aurez approuvé
- you will have approved- (formal or plural)
ils, elles auront approuvé
- they will have approved

Conditional Perfect Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
conditionnel passé

j’aurais approuvé
- I would have approved
tu aurais approuvé
- you would have approved- (familiar or informal)
il, elle, on aurait approuvé
- he, she, it, one would have approved
nous aurions approuvé
- we would have approved
vous auriez approuvé
- you would have approved- (formal or plural)
ils, elles auraient approuvé
- they would have approved

Imperative Tense conjugations of approuver, the French for approve
impératif

approuve
- approve!
approuvons
- let’s approve!
approuvez
- approve!

Present Participle of approuver

approuvant - approving

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