from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of approving.
  • n. An official approbation; a sanction.
  • n. Favorable regard; commendation.
  • idiom on approval For examination or trial by a customer without the obligation to buy: took the dress on approval.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
  • n. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Approbation; sanction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of approving; approbation; commendation; sanction; ratification.
  • n. Synonyms Approbation, Approval (see approbation), acceptance, consent, authorization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. acceptance as satisfactory
  • n. a feeling of liking something or someone good
  • n. a message expressing a favorable opinion
  • n. the formal act of approving


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

approve +‎ -al



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