approval

noun ap·prov·al \ ə-ˈprü-vəl \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of approval

: an act or instance of approving something : approbation
  • The change is subject to the committee's approval.
on approval
: subject to a prospective buyer's acceptance or refusal
  • stamps sent to collectors on approval

Examples of approval in a Sentence

  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.

Recent Examples of approval from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of approval



APPROVAL Defined for English Language Learners

approval

Definition of approval for English Language Learners

  • : 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.


APPROVAL Defined for Kids

approval

noun ap·prov·al \ ə-ˈprü-vəl \

Definition of approval for Students

1 : the belief that something is good or acceptable
2 : permission to do something


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