Definition of Approval

1. Noun. The formal act of approving. "His decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

Exact synonyms: Approving, Blessing
Specialized synonyms: Acceptance, Acceptation, Adoption, Espousal, Backing, Backup, Championship, Patronage, Admiration, Appreciation, Reinforcement, Reward
Generic synonyms: Support
Derivative terms: Approbate, Approve
Antonyms: Disapproval



2. Noun. A feeling of liking something or someone good. "Although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
Generic synonyms: Liking
Specialized synonyms: Favor, Favour, Approbation
Derivative terms: Approve
Antonyms: Disapproval

3. Noun. Acceptance as satisfactory. "He bought it on approval"
Exact synonyms: Favorable Reception, Favourable Reception
Generic synonyms: Acceptance
Specialized synonyms: Appro
Derivative terms: Approbate

4. Noun. A message expressing a favorable opinion. "Words of approval seldom passed his lips"

Definition of Approval

1. n. Approbation; sanction.

Definition of Approval

1. Noun. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements. ¹

2. Noun. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Approval

1. the act of approving [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Approval

appropriating
appropriation
appropriation bill
appropriationist
appropriations
appropriative
appropriativeness
appropriator
appropriators
approprinquated
approprinquates
approprinquating
approvable
approvableness
approvably
approval (current term)
approval voting
approvals
approvance
approvaunce
approve
approved
approved school
approvedly
approvedness
approvement
approvements
approver
approvers
approves

Literary usage of Approval

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Victor Hugo Lane (1903)
"When a mistake in enrolment made an approval void, signatures and approval on a correct roll after the adjournment were held to make the act valid. Dow i>. ..."

2. A Treatise on the American Law of Guardianship of Minors and Persons of by John Gabriel Woerner (1897)
"approval or Rejection of the Sale. — Sales of real estate of minors are not valid to pass the title, as a general rule, until they have been reported to and ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"He also objected to the admissibility of the deed of Charles W. Mclntire, also to the indorsement thereon of the approval of the master, and also to the ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer: With an Interlinear Translation, for the Use of Schools by Homer (1888)
"... approval, both to-reverence (the) priest, and to-receive а° ТЕ ... approval ..."

5. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"if a man consorts with the many and submits for their approval either a poem, or some other work of art, or a project of public service, making himself ..."

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