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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 ?
Speaker, I have heard with profound attention and entire approval the explanation of the honourable member, and wish to offer a few remarks on my own behalf.
Generally they mean only that they will do as they choose, in the confidence that no one will know their vagaries; and at the utmost only that they are willing to act contrary to the opinion of the majority because they are supported by the approval of their neighbours.
Pity, the obliging hand, the warm heart, patience, industry, and humility--these are unquestionably the qualities we shall here find flooded with the light of approval and admiration; because they are the most USEFUL qualities--; they make life endurable, they are of assistance in the "struggle for existence" which is the motive force behind the people practising this morality.
None of the Emperor's clothes had met with such approval as these had.
That this Association has heard read, with feelings of unmingled satisfaction, and unqualified approval, the paper communicated by Samuel Pickwick, Esq.
All which evils, and many more that I say nothing of, would be removed if there were some intelligent and sensible person at the capital to examine all plays before they were acted, not only those produced in the capital itself, but all that were intended to be acted in Spain; without whose approval, seal, and signature, no local magistracy should allow any play to be acted.
In fact"--with a smile and a blush--"there are several things which I want to do; but I hold my hand and my tongue till I have your approval.
He went swimming with her, in point of rashness exceeding her; and dynamited fish with her, diving among the hungry ground-sharks and contesting with them for possession of the stunned prey, until he earned the approval of the whole Tahitian crew.
Here are a young gentleman and a young lady, both rich people; both well matched in birth and character; one of age, and the other marrying with the full consent and approval of her guardian.
As to the 52-foot linear raters, praised so much by the writer, I am warmed up by his approval of their performances; but, as far as any clear conception goes, the descriptive phrase, so precise to the comprehension of a yachtsman, evokes no definite image in my mind.
A horse withdrawn from the sale was the only horse that had met with Hardyman's approval.
When it was ended, the people clapped their hands and the animals clapped their paws, while Billina cackled and the Donkey King brayed approval.