Definition of approval
- stamps sent to collectors on approval
children who never gained their parents' approval
Do I have your approval to make the changes?
The rally will be on May 19, provided the city gives its approval.
The government has so far withheld approval of the drug.
We were required to get approvals at each stage of the project.
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clean bill of health, pat on the back;
: 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.
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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