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, 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  

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
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say approval in sign language?

  1. approval

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. Karen Myers:

    It's like a seal of approval.

  2. Karen Myers:

    It’s like a seal of approval.

  3. Chad Gray:

    We never gave approval for that to happen.

  4. Thomas Shannon:

    We would block the approval of fighter aircraft.

  5. Mark Twain:

    A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Images & Illustrations of approval

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Popularity rank by frequency of use

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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

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