approval


ap·prov·al

noun \ə-ˈprü-vəl\

: the belief that something or someone is good or acceptable : a good opinion of someone or something

: permission to do something : acceptance of an idea, action, plan, etc.

Full Definition of APPROVAL

:  an act or instance of approving :  approbation
on approval
:  subject to a prospective buyer's acceptance or refusal <stamps sent to collectors on approval>

Examples of APPROVAL

  1. children who never gained their parents' approval
  2. Do I have your approval to make the changes?
  3. The rally will be on May 19, provided the city gives its approval.
  4. The government has so far withheld approval of the drug.
  5. We were required to get approvals at each stage of the project.

First Known Use of APPROVAL

1613

Rhymes with APPROVAL

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