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

How to pronounce approval?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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 Trump:

    Like millions of businesses around the globe, we have been forced by Government mandate to temporarily close our hospitality and leisure facilities, and are doing all that we can to retain and support our highly valued staff, the job retention plan created by the UK Government has nothing to do with the Trump Organization and does not benefit the business — it is solely about protecting people and their families who would otherwise be out of work. We are anxiously awaiting the day that we receive approval from the government to reopen our doors and look forward to getting back to business.

  2. Karen Riley:

    Why didn't we notice it? I don't know, can you imagine a prescription drug getting out on the market that didn't go through the approval process?

  3. Paul Reiser today .:

    That was the goal, if you could get on the ‘ Tonight Show, ’ that was the standard. So The Tonight Show felt like a great validation … I had played The Tonight Show in my mind so many times, so when I finally got The Tonight Show, The Tonight Show felt surprisingly comfortable. And then when we recreated the set for The Tonight Show, it was eerie … Because I knew what it felt like to sit on that couch. It was electrifying. If you’re a young comedian, but someone has never heard of you, if you’ve done the' Tonight Show, ’ then people think you must be good. That was the only currency people understood. Certainly my parents did. For them, The Tonight Show was like, ‘ All right, he spent all those years staying up late in clubs and making $ 7 a week, but now he must be OK because he was on' The Tonight Show. ’ There was no other show that had that stamp of approval.

  4. Kyle Kondik:

    People who predict this president will suffer long-term approval dips have been wrong throughout his presidency.

  5. Chip Davis:

    We used to say it was all about getting in -- once Rena Conti got approval from the FDA, then Rena Conti could go to market.

Images & Illustrations of approval

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Translations for approval

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • موافقةArabic
  • 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
  • approbationeLatin
  • goedkeuring, instemming, toestemming, permissieDutch
  • aprovaçãoPortuguese
  • одобрение, согласие, разрешение, утверждениеRussian
  • ஒப்புதல்Tamil
  • ఆమోదంTelugu
  • การอนุมัติThai

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. askant
    • B. flabby
    • C. commensal
    • D. naiant

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