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adjective as in acclamatory

adjective as in agreeable

adjective as in enthused

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adjective as in permissive

adjective as in supporting

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Example Sentences

No approving remarks for the growing gap between rich and poor.

In March 2013, the Senate passed a similar Hoeven amendment, 62-37, approving the Keystone pipeline.

Take me to the international court since I am guilty of approving a travel.

If one is seen, and seen in an approving light, one will be imitated.

Lewis criticized the Republican dominated Florida legislature for approving the new maps in a partisan manner.

Watch sat down gravely near it, and gave an approving sniff at intervals.

"The art club, this morning," replied Mrs. Ford, her eyes approving the fair prettiness of her daughter.

"You ought to be pleased," put in Aunt Maria, staring at the grave face of the young man with no approving expression.

Texas Smith looked on with an approving grin, and suggested, "Better shute the dam cuss."

Bits of drawing caught his attention, a free, felicitous line here and there evoking an approving grunt.


On this page you'll find 358 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to approving, such as: admiring, approbatory, commendatory, congratulatory, extolling, and laudatory.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.