Definitions for: Approval


[n] the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
[n] a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
[n] a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
[n] acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap*prov"al, n.
Approbation; sanction.

A censor . . . without whose approval n? capital
sentences are to be executed. --Temple.

Syn: See Approbation.

Synonyms: approving, blessing, commendation, favorable reception, favourable reception

Antonyms: disapproval, disapproval, disapproval

See Also: acceptance, acceptance, acceptation, acclaim, acclamation, accolade, admiration, adoption, applause, appreciation, appro, approbation, approbation, award, backing, championship, cheer, clapping, confirmation, congratulations, connivance, content, countenance, credit, eclat, encouragement, endorsement, espousal, favor, favour, hand clapping, honor, honour, imprimatur, kudos, laurels, liking, message, patronage, permission, plaudit, plaudits, praise, ratification, recognition, reinforcement, reward, sanction, secret approval, subject matter, subscription, substance, support, tacit consent, testimonial, tribute, warrant

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