1 the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person" [syn: blessing, approving] [ant: disapproval]
2 a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval" [ant: disapproval]
3 acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval" [syn: favorable reception, favourable reception]
4 a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips" [syn: commendation] [ant: disapproval]
- An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement
with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event
- I need to get an approval on this purchase order.
- An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
- Words of approval never seem to come from him.
- Albanian: aprovim
- Danish: godkendelse (1), anerkendelse (2)
- Dutch: instemming goedkeuring
- Finnish: hyväksyminen, hyväksyntä
- German: Zustimmung, Genehmigung
- Hebrew: אישור (yshur)
- Japanese: 決裁 (kessai)
- Latin: approbātiō
- Portuguese: aprovação
- Swedish: instämmande, godkännande
- Telugu: అనుమతి, సమ్మతి
- Turkish: izin, onay
Approval may refer to:
John Hancock, OK, acceptance, accord, account, acquiescence, admiration, adoration, affirmance, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, apotheosis, applause, appreciation, approbation, assent, authentication, authorization, awe, aye, blessing, breathless adoration, certification, commendation, compliance, compliment, concurrence, confirmation, connivance, consent, consideration, countersignature, courtesy, credit, deference, deification, duty, eagerness, eclat, endorsement, esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, favor, go-ahead, great respect, green light, hero worship, high regard, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, imprimatur, leave, mandate, nod, notarization, okay, permission, prestige, promptitude, promptness, ratification, readiness, regard, respect, reverence, reverential regard, rubber stamp, sanction, seal, sigil, signature, signet, stamp, stamp of approval, submission, subscription, suffrage, the nod, ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, validation, veneration, visa, vise, warrant, willingness, worship, worth