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

Samples where approving 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 approving in the sense of this definition

(approving 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 approving ) the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception

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

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

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

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

"a small token in admiration of your works"

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

Definition 2: expressing or manifesting praise or approval - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • approbative criticism
  • an affirmative nod

Synonyms for approving in the sense of this definition

(approving is similar to ...) encouraging or approving or pleasing

"a favorable reply" "he received a favorable rating" "listened with a favorable ear" "made a favorable impression"

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