approving

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adjective ap·prov·ing \ə-ˈprü-viŋ\

Definition of approving

  1. :  showing approval or acceptance an approving nod/glance/smile He surveyed through the park railings the evidences of the town's opulence and luxury with an approving eye. — Joseph Conrad

approvingly

adverb nodded approvingly A number of media outlets have reported approvingly about two recent ads that show the efforts corporate America is making to court single women … — Kellyanne Conway

Origin and Etymology of approving

from present participle of approve


First Known Use: 1646



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