Approving
Approving Ap*prov"ing, a. Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile. -- {Ap*prov"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • approving — index consensual, consenting, ecstatic, favorable (expressing approval), propitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • approving — [[t]əpru͟ːvɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An approving reaction or remark shows support for something, or satisfaction with it. Helen got the benefit of an approving nod. Ant: disapproving Derived words: approvingly ADV GRADED He nodded… …   English dictionary

  • approving — UK [əˈpruːvɪŋ] / US [əˈpruvɪŋ] adjective showing support for someone or satisfaction with something they have done Susan s joke was greeted with approving laughter. an approving smile Derived word: approvingly adverb …   English dictionary

  • Approving — Approve Ap*prove , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Approved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Approving}.] [OE. aproven, appreven, to prove, OF. aprover, F. approuver, to approve, fr. L. approbare; ad + probare to esteem as good, approve, prove. See {Prove}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • approving — adjective /ʌˈpɹuv.ɪŋ/ Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile …   Wiktionary

  • approving — adj. Approving is used with these nouns: ↑glance, ↑nod …   Collocations dictionary

  • approving — ap|prov|ing [əˈpru:vıŋ] adj showing support or agreement for something ≠ ↑disapproving an approving nod/glance/smile etc >approvingly adv ▪ She smiled approvingly at the child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • approving — ap|prov|ing [ ə pruvıŋ ] adjective showing support for someone or satisfaction with something they have done: Susan s joke was greeted with approving laughter. ╾ ap|prov|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • approving — adjective showing support or agreement for something: The professor made no comment about the speech, but gave an approving nod. approvingly adverb: She smiled approvingly at the child …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • approving — [əˈpruːvɪŋ] adj showing that you like someone or something Ant: disapproving an approving smile[/ex] approvingly adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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