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.

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.

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. Charles Leath:

    In general, what we've seen is that once The FDA gives approval and says there is a good response to the vaccine, we would in short order expect approved coverage from insurers.

  2. United States:

    Like many global companies, United States has engineering teams around the world, we employ access controls like encryption and security monitoring to secure user data, and the access approval process is overseen by our US-based security team. United States has consistently maintained that our engineers in locations outside of the United States, including China, can be granted access to United States on an as-needed basis under those strict controls.

  3. Richard Aboulafia:

    It's hard to tell what is based upon genuine disagreement about safety, what is based upon lack of trust, and what is based upon not wanting to be seen as rubber stamping the The FAA approval, but that's three reasons why it's going to be different this time.

  4. Lindley Johnson:

    DART would be NASA's first mission to demonstrate what's known as the kinetic impactor technique -- striking the asteroid to shift its orbit -- to defend against a potential future asteroid impact, this approval step advances the project toward an historic test with a non-threatening small asteroid.

  5. Jen Psaki:

    It doesn't mean we're giving rubber stamp approval to their other actions.

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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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