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ap·prov·al

 (ə-pro͞o′vəl)
n.
1. The act or an instance of approving.
2. An official approbation; a sanction.
3. Favorable regard; commendation.
Idiom:
on approval
For examination or trial by a customer without the obligation to buy: took the dress on approval.

approval

(əˈpruːvəl)
n
1. the act of approving
2. formal agreement; sanction
3. a favourable opinion; commendation
4. (Commerce) on approval (of articles for sale) for examination with an option to buy or return

ap•prov•al

(əˈpru vəl)

n.
1. the act of approving; approbation.
2. permission; sanction.
Idioms:
on approval, subject to being tried or tested and rejected if not satisfactory.
[1680–90]

Approval

 

amen corner A coterie of fervent believers or ardent followers, so-called from the place in a church, usually near the pulpit, occupied by those who lead the responsive “amens.” A person in the amen corner is, figuratively speaking, a disciple or devotee; often a yes-man or sycophantic toady. The expression is now thoroughly American, but it may well derive from the Amen Corner of London’s Paternoster Row, the supposed point at which the Corpus Christi procession reached the “Amen” of the “Pater Noster.”

get the nod To receive approval or affirmation; to be selected. In this expression, nod ‘a slight, quick inclination of the head as in assent or command’ is used figuratively more often than literally. A variation is give the nod.

Paul L. Troast got the G.O.P. nod, beating his nearest rival … by more than 53,000 votes. (The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 1953)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.approval - the formal act of approvingapproval - the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
adoption, acceptance, acceptation, espousal - the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception; "its adoption by society"; "the proposal found wide acceptance"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
backing, patronage, championship, backup - the act of providing approval and support; "his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives"
admiration, appreciation - a favorable judgment; "a small token in admiration of your works"
reward, reinforcement - an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
disapproval - the act of disapproving or condemning
2.approval - a feeling of liking something or someone goodapproval - a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
liking - a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin"
favour, favor - a feeling of favorable regard
approbation - official approval
disapproval - a feeling of disliking something or what someone is doing
3.approval - acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval"
acceptance - the state of being acceptable and accepted; "torn jeans received no acceptance at the country club"
appro - an informal British abbreviation of approval; "he accepted it on appro"
4.approval - a message expressing a favorable opinionapproval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
approbation - official recognition or approval
imprimatur, sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant - formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
credit, recognition - approval; "give her recognition for trying"; "he was given credit for his work"; "give her credit for trying"
secret approval, tacit consent, connivance - (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
permission - approval to do something; "he asked permission to leave"
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
acclaim, acclamation, eclat, plaudit, plaudits - enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
applause, clapping, hand clapping - a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
cheer - a cry or shout of approval
congratulations, extolment, kudos, praise - an expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
tribute, testimonial - something given or done as an expression of esteem
disapproval - the expression of disapproval

approval

approval

noun
1. The approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority:
Informal: OK.
2. An act of confirming officially:
3. Favorable regard:
Translations
مُوافَقَةمُوافَقَة، قُبول، إسْتِحْسان
schválení
godkendelseanerkendelsebifald
heakskiitmine
hyväksyntähyväksyminen
odobrenje
samòykki; velòóknun
承認
승인
odobritev
godkännande
การอนุมัติ
onayuygun bulma
sự chấp thuận

approval

[əˈpruːvəl] N (= consent) → aprobación f, visto m bueno
does this have your approval?¿le da usted su aprobación or visto bueno a esto?
to meet with sb's approvalobtener la aprobación de algn
a look of approvaluna mirada de aprobación
on approval (Comm) → a prueba
he nodded his approvalasintió con la cabeza

approval

[əˈpruːvəl] n
(= consent) → approbation f
to meet with sb's approval [proposal] → recueillir l'assentiment de qn
to give one's approval to sth → approuver qch, donner son approbation à qch
to give sth one's seal of approval, to give sth one's stamp of approval → donner son approbation à qch
on approval [goods] → à l'essai
on ... days' approval
I've got it on seven days' approval → Je l'ai pour une période d'essai de sept jours.
(= admiration) → admiration fapproval rating ncote f de popularité f

approval

n
Beifall m, → Anerkennung f; (= consent)Zustimmung f(of zu), Billigung f (→ of +gen), → Einverständnis nt(of mit); to win somebody’s approval (for something)jds Zustimmung (für etw) gewinnen; to give one’s approval for somethingseine Zustimmung zu etw geben; to meet with somebody’s approvaljds Zustimmung or Beifall finden; to seek somebody’s approval for somethingjds Zustimmung zu etw suchen; to have somebody’s approvaljds Zustimmung haben; to show one’s approval of somethingzeigen, dass man einer Sache (dat)zustimmt or etw billigt; submitted for the Queen’s approvalder Königin zur Genehmigung vorgelegt
(Comm) on approvalzur Probe; (to look at) → zur Ansicht

approval

[əˈpruːvl] n (consent) → approvazione f, consenso
on approval (Comm) → in prova, in esame
to meet with sb's approval → essere di gradimento di qn, soddisfare qn

approve

(əˈpruːv) verb
1. (often with of) to be pleased with or think well of (a person, thing etc). I approve of your decision.
2. to agree to (something). The committee approved the plan.
apˈproval noun
the act or state of agreeing to or being pleased with (a person, thing etc). This proposal meets with my approval.
on approval
to be sent or given back to a shop etc if not satisfactory. She bought two dresses on approval.

approval

مُوافَقَة schválení godkendelse Zustimmung έγκριση aprobación hyväksyntä approbation odobrenje approvazione 承認 승인 goedkeuring godkjenning aprobata aprovação одобрение godkännande การอนุมัติ onay sự chấp thuận 批准

approval

n. aprobación, aceptación, consentimiento, admisión.
References in classic literature ?
The women telegraphed their approval to one another, and Mr.
The man who had proclaimed himself the only true servant of God in all the valley of Wine Creek, and who had wanted God to send him a sign of approval by way of a son out of the womb of Kather- ine, began to think that at last his prayers had been answered.
Fuchs glanced about to see if there was general approval of her suggestion, then began, `Jesus, Lover of my Soul,' and all the men and women took it up after him.
His manner was as courteous toward her as the most exacting woman could require; but he made no direct appeal to her approval or even esteem.
A glow of artistic approval brightened over Alice Pyncheon's face; she was struck with admiration--which she made no attempt to conceal--of the remarkable comeliness, strength, and energy of Maule's figure.
cried Ahab, with a wild approval in his tones; observing the hearty animation into which his unexpected question had so magnetically thrown them.
This inspector wore a blue uniform, with brass buttons, and he gave an atmosphere of authority to the scene, and, as it were, put the stamp of official approval upon the things which were done in Durham's.
General conversation followed, and the twins drifted about from group to group, talking easily and fluently and winning approval, compelling admiration and achieving favor from all.
Her heart was melted now, and she determined to win aunt Miranda's approval by some desperate means, and to try and forget the one thing that rankled worst, the scornful mention of her father, of whom she thought with the greatest admiration, and whom she had not yet heard criticised; for such sorrows and disappointments as Aurelia Randall had suffered had never been communicated to her children.
Thy ready wit the word will soon supply, May its approval beam in that soft eye!
He did not abstain from conversing with me: he even called me as usual each morning to join him at his desk; and I fear the corrupt man within him had a pleasure unimparted to, and unshared by, the pure Christian, in evincing with what skill he could, while acting and speaking apparently just as usual, extract from every deed and every phrase the spirit of interest and approval which had formerly communicated a certain austere charm to his language and manner.
Shame at her scorn, and hope of her approval, were his first prompters to higher pursuits; and instead of guarding him from one and winning him to the other, his endeavours to raise himself had produced just the contrary result.