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Synonyms for approval
əˈpru vəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approving(noun)

    the formal act of approving

    "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

    Synonyms:
    approving, thanksgiving, commendation, benediction, blessing, favourable reception, favorable reception, grace, boon

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

  2. approval(noun)

    a feeling of liking something or someone good

    "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"

    Synonyms:
    favourable reception, approving, favorable reception, commendation, blessing

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

  3. approval, favorable reception, favourable reception(noun)

    acceptance as satisfactory

    "he bought it on approval"

    Synonyms:
    favourable reception, approving, favorable reception, commendation, blessing

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

  4. approval, commendation(noun)

    a message expressing a favorable opinion

    "words of approval seldom passed his lips"

    Synonyms:
    favourable reception, approving, favorable reception, commendation, citation, blessing

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

Wiktionary

  1. approval(noun)

    An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.

    Words of approval never seem to come from him.

    Synonyms:
    commendation

  2. approval(noun)

    Synonyms:
    approbation, sanction

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. approval

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Synonyms:
    acclaim, acclamation, adulation, applause, approbation, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise, sycophancy

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Editors Contribution

  1. beneplácito

    an approval usually from an authoritative source.

    the government must first give its beneplacito before the operation is carried out.

    Submitted by JP03 on June 15, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. approval(n.)

    Synonyms:
    APPROBATION

  2. approval(n.)

    Synonyms:
    support, sanction, assent, consent, concurrence, ratification

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. approval(n)

    Synonyms:
    approbation, sanction, commendation, liking, indorsement

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

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How to use approval in a sentence?

  1. Richard Spencer:

    Most white people are afraid of our ideas, we're not going to really help candidates by giving them our seal of approval.

  2. Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    The agreement paves the way for the formal approval by the ESM Board of Directors on Monday 23 November of disbursing the 2 billion euro sub-tranche linked to the first set of milestones.

  3. Willie Walsh:

    We have every confidence in Boeing and expect that the aircraft will make a successful return to service in the coming months having received approval from the regulators.

  4. Essure Problems:

    We are outraged that it appears as if the FDA is going to leave Essure on the market, take the device OFF the market and revoke PMA [premarket approval]. Do not continue to allow more women to be harmed.

  5. Haydn Parry:

    Once we have approval, it's a very short time indeed, we already have a mosquito-raising facility in Marathon, Florida, so we would send the eggs from the United Kingdom and begin growing them.


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