HyperDic: approving

English > 2 senses of the word approving:
ADJECTIVEallapproving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausiveexpressing or manifesting praise or approval
NOUNactapproving, blessing, approvalthe formal act of approving
approving > pronunciation
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > approving: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningExpressing or manifesting praise or approval.
Synonymsaffirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive
Broaderfavorable, favourableencouraging or approving or pleasing
Spanishaprobativo, aprobatorio, aprovatorio
Adverbsapprovinglyin an approving manner
English > approving: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe formal act of approving.
Synonymsblessing, approval
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

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