What does approval mean?

Definitions for approval
əˈpru vəlap·proval

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Approvalnoun

    Approbation: a word not much used.

    Etymology: from approve.

    There is a censor of justice and manners, without whose approval no capital sentences are to be executed. William Temple.

ChatGPT

  1. approval

    Approval refers to the act of accepting, agreeing, or giving consent to something, usually after a thorough evaluation or consideration. It is the feeling or belief that something or someone is satisfactory or acceptable. It can also mean granting permission or authorization for an action, process, or decision.

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. Mary Lavorando:

    It seems like more people have been picking up applications, but it can take eight or nine weeks for approval. So it’s kind of like locking the barn door after the horse is out.

  2. Gabe Roth:

    The larger goal for reformers, though, is to bring the judiciary’s travel and gift rules in line with those of the other two branches, which would mean pre-approval from an ethics body for free trips and a contemporaneous post-travel report that lists who paid, the total cost and who else attended.

  3. Joe Arpaio:

    After consultation and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I have decided to run to be reelected Sheriff, watch out world ! We are back !

  4. Karen Worcester:

    Our view is that if you want to put a Christmas wreath on a veteran's grave, that's fine. But then you must first request that, or you make sure that, in this case, Wreaths Across America has absolute empirical and express approval to do it.

  5. Clem Miller:

    The parliamentary approval boosted prices today, there was optimism about the European Central Bank providing more liquidity to Greece, but there is significant ongoing caution about Greek implementation risk.

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Translations for approval

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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