approving

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 approving — [əˈpruːvɪŋ] adj showing that you like someone or something Ant: disapproving an approving smile[/ex] approvingly adv …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 12 approving — I noun the formal act of approving he gave the project his blessing his decision merited the approval of any sensible person • Syn: ↑blessing, ↑approval • Ant: ↑disapproval ( …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 13 approving — adj. expressing or showing approval; approbative, approbatory, expressing approbation or praise ap·prove || É™ pruːv v. agree, concur; confirm, endorse …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 Self-approving — Self ap*prov ing, a. Approving one s own action or character by one s own judgment. [1913 Webster] One self approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 Designated Approving Authority — The Designated Approving Authority, in the United States Department of Defense, is the official with the authority to formally assume responsibility for operating a system at an acceptable level of risk. Definition This position is defined by the …

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  • 16 self-approving — adj. * * * …

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  • 17 self-approving — adj. * * * self approvˈing adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑self …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 Approvingly — Approving Ap*prov ing, a. Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile. {Ap*prov ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 passing a resolution — approving a resolution, making a formal decision …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 Equal Rights Amendment — The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is a failed proposed amendment to the United States Constitution intended to guarantee equal rights under the law for Americans regardless of sex, which failed to gain ratification before the end of the deadline.… …

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