What does approval mean?

Definitions for approval
əˈpru vəlap·proval

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

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 being and living thing.

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

    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  

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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say approval in sign language?

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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. Tony Seba:

    One of the key findings in Rethinking Transportation is that the whole internal combustion engine automobile value chain will collapse within three years of the approval of autonomous vehicles, that is, if autonomous vehicles are approved in 2021, then new [internal combustion engine] vehicle sales are finished by 2024.

  2. Rudo Kwaramba:

    World Vision strengthened ... electronic banking controls, and approval mechanisms. We also established new internal audit procedures to improve the detection of fraud, theft, and collusion.

  3. The SEC:

    It is therefore stunning to learn that, at the time of filing of the instant motion, Musk had not sought pre-approval for a single one of the numerous tweets about Tesla he published in the months since the court-ordered pre-approval policy went into effect.

  4. Heidi Heitkamp:

    I'm very concerned about what is happening with trade kind of the whole big picture, and I think at some point here we need to have a discussion about the President's ability to do things that are very disruptive to our economy in a unilateral fashion without congressional approval support.

  5. Richard Spencer:

    Most white people are afraid of our ideas, we're not going to really help candidates by giving them our seal of approval.

Images & Illustrations of approval

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