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English noun: approval

1. approval (act) the formal act of approving


SamplesHe gave the project his blessing.
His decision merited the approval of any sensible person.


Synonymsapproving, blessing


Broader (hypernym)support


Narrower (hyponym)acceptance, acceptation, admiration, adoption, appreciation, backing, backup, championship, espousal, patronage, reinforcement, reward


Antonymsdisapproval

2. approval (feeling) a feeling of liking something or someone good


SamplesAlthough she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval.


Broader (hypernym)liking


Narrower (hyponym)approbation, favor, favour


Antonymsdisapproval

3. approval (state) acceptance as satisfactory


SamplesHe bought it on approval.


Synonymsfavorable reception, favourable reception


Broader (hypernym)acceptance


Narrower (hyponym)appro

4. approval (communication) a message expressing a favorable opinion


SamplesWords of approval seldom passed his lips.


Synonymscommendation


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)acclaim, acclamation, applause, approbation, cheer, clapping, congratulations, connivance, countenance, credit, eclat, encouragement, endorsement, extolment, hand clapping, imprimatur, indorsement, kudos, permission, plaudit, plaudits, praise, recognition, sanction, secret approval, tacit consent, testimonial, tribute, warrant


Antonymsdisapproval









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