What does approval mean?

Definitions for approval
əˈpru vəlap·proval

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word approval.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approvingnoun

    the formal act of approving

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

  2. approvalnoun

    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 receptionnoun

    acceptance as satisfactory

    "he bought it on approval"

  4. approval, commendationnoun

    a message expressing a favorable opinion

    "words of approval seldom passed his lips"

Wiktionary

  1. approvalnoun

    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. approvalnoun

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

    Words of approval never seem to come from him.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approvalnoun

    approbation; sanction

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. approval

    The senior officer's signature to a demand or application.

Editors Contribution

  1. approval

    An attitude of respect for every animal, human being, universal being and living organism.

    They show approval for every being they meet and every living organism.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 6, 2015  
  2. approval

    To give consent for legislation.

    They gave their approval for the creation of peace for the optimum health of everyone in their country.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020  

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of approval in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of approval in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of approval in a Sentence

  1. Eric Rubin:

    The amount of approval they needed for everything is just wacky.

  2. Jim Jordan:

    The closed-door depositions, Ill still be able to be a part of, but then when they go to the open hearings, its just the Intelligence Committee. Adam Schiff gets 45 minutes under the resolution that passed on Thursday to ask questions. The rest, the members get five minutes. Adam Schiff gets to call the witnesses Adam Schiff wants. But Republicans have to first submit a list to Adam Schiff to get his approval for any witnesses we or the White House might want. So you can try to put a ribbon on a sham process, but that doesnt make it any less of a sham. It doesnt make it any less unfair in any less partisan. In a contentiousHouse Rules Committee meetingthat lasted into the night last week, Democrats systematically rejected GOP attempts to alter theground rules that lawmakers will use as they consider impeachment. The rules were later passed in a sharply divided House vote.

  3. Eduardo Sanchiz:

    When they invoke Article 50, EMA will probably leave Britain and this will produce a very large disruption ... it's worrying that the approval process of new pharmaceuticals could be hit by this.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Perhaps, even in love, freedom can still be considered sweeter than peace. That is to say that, you are capable of scheduling and re-scheduling your plans without waiting for the approval of any third-party.

  5. David Marcus:

    We've always said that we wouldn't go forward unless we have addressed all legitimate concerns and get proper regulatory approval. So it's not entirely up to us.

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Translations for approval

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  • موافقةArabic
  • разрешение, съгласиеBulgarian
  • schválení, souhlasCzech
  • anerkendelse, godkendelseDanish
  • Genehmigung, ZustimmungGerman
  • έγκρισηGreek
  • aprobaciónSpanish
  • heakskiitmineEstonian
  • hyväksyntä, hyväksyminenFinnish
  • approbation, agrémentFrench
  • permesso, approvazioneItalian
  • 承認, 賛成Japanese
  • уруксат, макулдук берүү, жактырууKyrgyz
  • approbationeLatin
  • permissie, toestemming, instemming, goedkeuringDutch
  • aprovaçãoPortuguese
  • разрешение, согласие, утверждение, одобрениеRussian
  • ஒப்புதல்Tamil
  • ఆమోదంTelugu
  • การอนุมัติThai

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