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Definition 1: the formal act of approving - [noun denoting act]

Samples where approval or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for approval in the sense of this definition

(approval is a kind of ...) aiding the cause or policy or interests of

"the president no longer has the support of his own party" "they developed a scheme of mutual support"

(... is a kind of approval ) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

"its adoption by society" "the proposal found wide acceptance"

(... is a kind of approval ) the act of providing approval and support

"his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"

(... is a kind of approval ) a favorable judgment

"a small token in admiration of your works"

(... is a kind of approval ) an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

Definition 2: a message expressing a favorable opinion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where approval or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • words of approval seldom passed his lips

Synonyms for approval in the sense of this definition

(approval is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of approval ) an expression of approval and commendation

"he always appreciated praise for his work"

(... is a kind of approval ) a cry or shout of approval

(... is a kind of approval ) a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together

(... is a kind of approval ) enthusiastic approval

"the book met with modest acclaim" "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd" "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"

(... is a kind of approval ) the expression of approval and support

(... is a kind of approval ) approval to do something

"he asked permission to leave"

(... is a kind of approval ) (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing

(... is a kind of approval ) approval

"give her recognition for trying" "he was given credit for his work" "give her credit for trying"

(... is a kind of approval ) formal and explicit approval

"a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"

(... is a kind of approval ) official recognition or approval

(... is a kind of approval ) something given or done as an expression of esteem

Definition 3: a feeling of liking something or someone good - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where approval or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval

(approval is a kind of ...) a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment

"I've always had a liking for reading" "she developed a liking for gin"

(... is a kind of approval ) a feeling of favorable regard

(... is a kind of approval ) official approval

Definition 4: acceptance as satisfactory - [noun denoting state]

Samples where approval or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought it on approval

Synonyms for approval in the sense of this definition

(approval is a kind of ...) the state of being acceptable and accepted

"torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"

(... is a kind of approval ) an informal British abbreviation of approval

"he accepted it on appro"

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