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Meaning of APPROVAL

Pronunciation:  u'proovul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
  2. [n]  a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
  3. [n]  a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
  4. [n]  acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval"

APPROVAL is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: approving, blessing, commendation, favorable reception, favourable reception
 Antonyms: disapproval, disapproval, disapproval
 See Also: acceptance, acceptance, acceptation, acclaim, acclamation, accolade, admiration, adoption, applause, appreciation, appro, approbation, approbation, award, backing, championship, cheer, clapping, confirmation, congratulations, connivance, content, countenance, credit, eclat, encouragement, endorsement, espousal, favor, favour, hand clapping, honor, honour, imprimatur, kudos, laurels, liking, message, patronage, permission, plaudit, plaudits, praise, ratification, recognition, reinforcement, reward, sanction, secret approval, subject matter, subscription, substance, support, tacit consent, testimonial, tribute, warrant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ap*prov"al\, n.
Approbation; sanction.

      A censor . . . without whose approval n? capital
      sentences are to be executed.            --Temple.

Syn: See {Approbation}.

Thesaurus Terms
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