Definitions for approvaləˈpru vəl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word approval

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approving(noun)

    the formal act of approving

    "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

  2. approval(noun)

    a feeling of liking something or someone good

    "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"

  3. approval, favorable reception, favourable reception(noun)

    acceptance as satisfactory

    "he bought it on approval"

  4. approval, commendation(noun)

    a message expressing a favorable opinion

    "words of approval seldom passed his lips"


  1. approval(Noun)

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

    I need to get an approval on this purchase order.

  2. approval(Noun)

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

    Words of approval never seem to come from him.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approval(noun)

    approbation; sanction

Editors Contribution

  1. approval

    An attitude of respect for every being and living thing.

    She showed her approval of every being she met and every living thing.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approval' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2619

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approval' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3223

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'approval' in Nouns Frequency: #1104

Translations for approval

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • съгласие, разрешениеBulgarian
  • schválení, souhlasCzech
  • anerkendelse, godkendelseDanish
  • Genehmigung, ZustimmungGerman
  • έγκρισηGreek
  • aprobaciónSpanish
  • heakskiitmineEstonian
  • hyväksyminen, hyväksyntäFinnish
  • agrément, approbationFrench
  • approvazione, permessoItalian
  • 承認, 賛成Japanese
  • жактыруу, уруксат, макулдук берүүKyrgyz
  • goedkeuring, instemming, toestemming, permissieDutch
  • aprovaçãoPortuguese
  • одобрение, согласие, разрешение, утверждениеRussian

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