HyperDic: approval

English > 4 senses of the word approval:
NOUNactapproval, blessing, approvingthe formal act of approving
feelingapprovala feeling of liking something or someone good
stateapproval, favorable reception, favourable receptionacceptance as satisfactory
communicationapproval, commendationa message expressing a favorable opinion
approval > pronunciation
Soundsahpruw'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > approval: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe formal act of approving.
Example "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
Synonymsblessing, approving
Narroweradmiration, appreciationA favorable judgment
adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousalThe act of accepting with approval
backing, backup, championship, patronageThe act of providing approval and support
reward, reinforcementAn act performed to strengthen approved behavior
BroadersupportAiding the cause or policy or interests of
OppositedisapprovalThe act of disapproving or condemning
Spanishaprobación
Catalanaprovació
Verbsapprobateapprove or sanction officially
approvegive sanction to
English > approval: 4 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningA feeling of liking something or someone good.
Example"although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
Narrowerapprobationofficial approval
favor, favourA feeling of favorable regard
BroaderlikingA feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
OppositedisapprovalA feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
Verbsapprovejudge to be right or commendable
English > approval: 4 senses > noun 3, state
Meaningacceptance as satisfactory.
Example"he bought it on approval"
Synonymsfavorable reception, favourable reception
NarrowerapproAn informal British abbreviation of approval
BroaderacceptanceThe state of being acceptable and accepted
Spanishaprobación, recepción favorable
Catalanaprovació
Verbsapprobateapprove or sanction officially
English > approval: 4 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA message expressing a favorable opinion.
Example"words of approval seldom passed his lips"
Synonymcommendation
Narroweracclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclatenthusiastic approval
applause, hand clapping, clappingA demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
approbationofficial recognition or approval
cheerA cry or shout of approval
connivance, secret approval, tacit consent(law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
encouragementThe expression of approval and support
permissionapproval to do something
praise, congratulations, kudos, extolmentAn expression of approval and commendation
recognition, creditapproval
sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimaturformal and explicit approval
tribute, testimonialSomething given or done as an expression / expression of esteem
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
OppositedisapprovalThe expression of disapproval
Spanishaprobación
Catalanaprovació
Verbsapprobateapprove or sanction officially

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