approval

  • 1 approval — ap‧prov‧al [əˈpruːvl] noun [uncountable] 1. when someone officially accepts something: • His proposals cannot become law until they have obtained Congressional approval. • Approval for the new buildings was given in July. 2. on approval if you… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Approval — may refer to:* Approval rating, a polling term which reflects the approval of a particular person or program * Approval voting, a voting system * Approval of a drug, formal government approval of a medication for sale …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 approval — I noun acceptance, accord, acknowledgment, acquiescence, adoption, affirmance, affirmation, agreement, allowance, approbatio, approbation, assent, assurance, authentication, authorization, comprobatio, concordance, concurrence, confirmation,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 approval — ► NOUN 1) the opinion that something is good. 2) official acknowledgement that something is satisfactory. ● on approval Cf. ↑on approval …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Approval — Ap*prov al, n. Approbation; sanction. [1913 Webster] A censor . . . without whose approval n? capital sentences are to be executed. Temple. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Approbation}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 approval — [n1] authorization acquiescence, assent, bells*, blessing, compliance, concurrence, confirmation, consent, countenance, endorsement, go ahead*, green light*, leave, license, mandate, okay, permission, ratification, recommendation, sanction,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 approval — [ə pro͞o′vəl] n. 1. the act of approving 2. favorable attitude or opinion 3. formal consent or sanction 4. [pl.] Philately stamps sent on request by mail to potential buyers on approval for the customer to examine and decide whether to buy or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 approval — (n.) 1680s, from APPROVE (Cf. approve) + AL (Cf. al) (2). According to OED, Rare bef. 1800; now generally used instead of approvance (1590s, from Fr. aprovance) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 approval — *approbation Analogous words: commending or commendation, applauding or applause, compliment (see corresponding verbs at COMMEND): endorsing or endorsement, sanction (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE) Antonyms: disapproval Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 approval — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ full, warm (esp. BrE), wholehearted ▪ The plan did not win wholehearted approval. ▪ grudging, qualified ▪ general …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 approval — ap|prov|al W3S2 [əˈpru:vəl] n 1.) [U and C] when a plan, decision, or person is officially accepted ▪ The president has already given his approval to the plan. ▪ It is just three months since we received official approval to go ahead with the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 approval — n. 1) to give one s approval for 2) to nod; voice one s approval 3) to meet with, win approval 4) one s complete, unqualified; qualified; tacit approval 5) final; public approval 6) approval to + inf. (we received their approval to continue the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 approval — ap|prov|al [ ə pruvl ] noun uncount *** 1. ) a positive feeling that you have toward someone or something that you consider to be good or suitable: The children longed for a sign of affection or approval from him. Her ideas on the family are… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 approval */*/*/ — UK [əˈpruːv(ə)l] / US [əˈpruv(ə)l] noun [uncountable] 1) a positive feeling that you have towards someone or something that you think is good or suitable Children are constantly looking for signs of approval from their parents. Her ideas on the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 approval — noun (U) 1 the fact of believing that someone or something is good or is doing the right things: win/earn sb s approval: By doing well at school he hoped to win his parents approval. | nod/smile/watch etc in approval: The audience cheered, yelled …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 approval — [[t]əpru͟ːv(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ approvals 1) N UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft with poss, N for n If you win someone s approval for something that you ask for or suggest, they agree to it. ...efforts to win congressional approval for an aid package for… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 approval — The act of confirming, ratifying, assenting, sanctioning, or consenting to some act or thing done by another. Approval implies knowledge and exercise of discretion after knowledge. McCarten v. Sanderson, 111 Mont. 407, 109 P.2d 1108, 1112. The… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18 approval — The act of confirming, ratifying, assenting, sanctioning, or consenting to some act or thing done by another. Approval implies knowledge and exercise of discretion after knowledge. McCarten v. Sanderson, 111 Mont. 407, 109 P.2d 1108, 1112. The… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19 approval — n 1. approbation, countenance, favor, acceptance, adoption, stamp of approval, blessing; support, backing, patronage, advocacy; recommendation, commendation, acknowledgment, good word, good opinion, kudos; honor, respect, esteem, regard,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 approval — /ə pru:v(ə)l/ noun 1. agreement ● to submit a budget for approval 2. ♦ on approval a sale where the buyer only pays for goods if they are satisfactory ● to buy a photocopier on approval …

    Marketing dictionary in english


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