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approval

[ uh-proo-vuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF approval
  • nounauthorization
  • noungood opinion

Synonyms for approval

  • blessing
  • confirmation
  • consent
  • endorsement
  • go-ahead
  • green light
  • license
  • mandate
  • permission
  • ratification
  • recommendation
  • sanction
  • support
  • acquiescence
  • assent
  • bells
  • compliance
  • concurrence
  • countenance
  • leave
  • okay
  • validation
  • the nod
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Antonyms for approval

  • ban
  • condemnation
  • denial
  • disapproval
  • discouragement
  • opposition
  • prohibition
  • refusal
  • veto
  • disagreement
  • dissent
  • disfavor
  • dislike
  • hatred
  • rejection
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPROVAL

The bill passed, and received the approval of the Queen, August 1, 1870.

Christine saw his approval, and was happier than she had been for weeks.

He had put her aside without a qualm; and now he met her announcement with approval.

Then the conduct of the war did not at all meet the approval of Mr. Yates.

A man likes to have the approval of even the humblest of his fellow-creatures.

When he ceased, all the vassals showed their approval of this speech.

With a grunt of approval, Calendar swept the weapon up and into his pocket.

If he could also obtain her approval he would no longer doubt of success.

The reply won from him a gesture of approval, and this gave me a reckless tongue.

Her sister seconded her, and a chorus of approval arose from around the table.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from approve + -al (2). According to OED, "Rare bef. 1800; now generally used instead of" approvance (1590s, from French aprovance).

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nounacceptance

accolade

nounstrong praise, recognition of achievement

accolades

nounstrong praise, recognition of achievement

admiration

noungreat respect
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