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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approvingadjective

    the formal act of approving

    "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

  2. approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausiveadjective

    expressing or manifesting praise or approval

    "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod"


  1. approvingadjective

    Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Approving

    of Approve

  2. Approvingadjective

    expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile

Editors Contribution

  1. approvingverb

    Verb form of the word approve.

    They were approving the housing easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of approving in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of approving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of approving in a Sentence

  1. Di Maio:

    It went well because we have set some goals: cutting taxes, approving the law on minimum wage and getting good results for Italians.

  2. Keith Pogson:

    There are a number of capital rules that are domicile-specific, especially the use of capital models for things like credit risk and market risk, these have to be approved by the home regulator, and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority hasn't been as generous in approving those internal models in the past as the UK regulator.

  3. Chuck Grassley:

    Obviously the views of the majority leader are important to consider, but they do not govern what happens here in the Senate Judiciary Committee, if consideration on the floor was the standard for approving a bill in committee or not, we wouldn't probably be moving any bills out of Senate Judiciary Committee.

  4. Maurizio Martina:

    This law on civil unions needs approving now, we are the only European country not to have one, and there is no more time to be lost.

  5. Paul Denis:

    The government got it right in the Whirlpool/Maytag merger, approving that transaction.

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    the state of being polluted
    • A. preponderance
    • B. defilement
    • C. congius
    • D. hypostatization

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