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Synonyms for approval
əˈpru vəlap·proval

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Wiktionary

  1. approvalnoun

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

    Words of approval never seem to come from him.

    Synonyms:
    commendation

  2. approvalnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blessing, approval, approvingnoun

    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. approvalnoun

    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 receptionnoun

    acceptance as satisfactory

    "he bought it on approval"

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

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

  4. approval, commendationnoun

    a message expressing a favorable opinion

    "words of approval seldom passed his lips"

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

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

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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. approvalnoun

    Synonyms:
    APPROBATION

  2. approvalnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. approvalnoun

    Synonyms:
    approbation, sanction, commendation, liking, indorsement

    Antonyms:
    disapproval

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How to use approval in a sentence?

  1. Peyton Manning:

    While this purchase and sale agreement is pending approval from the NFL’s finance committee and league ownership, today marks a significant step on the path to an exciting new chapter in Broncos history.

  2. George Stephanopoulos:

    The president is approaching his State of the Union in a pretty difficult political position right now, 37% approval rating, Democrats trailing badly in the midterm polling, a majority in our recent poll out this morning even question the president’s mental capacity. How is he going to turn that around on Tuesday night? And how much has his State of the Union been changed by this war in Ukraine?

  3. Jesse Watters:

    The more he does his job, the faster his approval evaporates.

  4. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault:

    Russia gave its approval but would like the meeting to take place after the Warsaw summit to be able to examine the decisions that are taken there.

  5. An FAA official:

    We're going to give blanket approval, instead of doing it on a location-by-location basis, which requires an analysis, we did an analysis for the entire country.


Translations for approval

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  • موافقةArabic
  • разрешение, съгласиеBulgarian
  • schválení, souhlasCzech
  • anerkendelse, godkendelseDanish
  • Genehmigung, ZustimmungGerman
  • έγκρισηGreek
  • aprobaciónSpanish
  • heakskiitmineEstonian
  • hyväksyntä, hyväksyminenFinnish
  • approbation, agrémentFrench
  • permesso, approvazioneItalian
  • 承認, 賛成Japanese
  • уруксат, макулдук берүү, жактырууKyrgyz
  • approbationeLatin
  • permissie, toestemming, instemming, goedkeuringDutch
  • aprovaçãoPortuguese
  • разрешение, согласие, утверждение, одобрениеRussian
  • ஒப்புதல்Tamil
  • ఆమోదంTelugu
  • การอนุมัติThai

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