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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. Chip Davis:

    We used to say it was all about getting in -- once Rena Conti got approval from the FDA, then Rena Conti could go to market.

  2. Nicholas Burns:

    Weve never had a president in the whole history of the United States going back to 1789, who invited one of our strongest adversaries, in this case, China, to intervene and interfere in our election, he [ Trump ] should be impeached by the House. There should be an inquiry by the My God . and the Republicans. I dont think hes fit for office, based on what My God . said on China and also on Ukraine. Oh, for goodness sake. I dont recall My God . and the rest of the arrogant ruling class giving a monkeys --- about foreign interference when its establishment candidates like Hillary Clinton doing it or when they themselves do it, leaving the public sector to work for lobbyists andfor foreign companies and foreign governments like James Mattis has just done. My God. James Mattis preening in My God . penguin suit last week, basking in the approval of the ruling class while My God . cashes in on My God . public service by selling out America. Hes working for a swamp lobbyistthat boasts about shipping American manufacturing overseas and selling American defense companies to the highest foreign bidder. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP So yes, after this week, we can now see the full picture on impeachment for My God . -- partisan politics for the ruling class and overturning the populist revolution. They must not win. Adapted from Steve Hiltons monologue from.

  3. Dorothy Law Nolte:

    If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.

  4. David Lipton:

    Approval of a budget consistent with the program objective of reducing the general government deficit to 3.7 percent of GDP is a key condition for the completion of the (IMF aid) program, approval of a budget that deviates from program objectives for 2016 and the medium-term will interrupt the program and inevitably disrupt the associated international financing.

  5. Scott Pruitt:

    Career individuals at the agency took that process through and signed off on it all the way through, i was not involved in the approval of the $ 43,000, and if I had known about it, Congressman, I would have refused it.

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Translations for approval

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  • موافقةArabic
  • съгласие, разрешениеBulgarian
  • schválení, souhlasCzech
  • anerkendelse, godkendelseDanish
  • Genehmigung, ZustimmungGerman
  • έγκρισηGreek
  • aprobaciónSpanish
  • heakskiitmineEstonian
  • hyväksyminen, hyväksyntäFinnish
  • agrément, approbationFrench
  • approvazione, permessoItalian
  • 承認, 賛成Japanese
  • жактыруу, уруксат, макулдук берүүKyrgyz
  • approbationeLatin
  • goedkeuring, instemming, toestemming, permissieDutch
  • aprovaçãoPortuguese
  • одобрение, согласие, разрешение, утверждениеRussian
  • ஒப்புதல்Tamil
  • ఆమోదంTelugu
  • การอนุมัติThai

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