Definition of seal (or stamp) of approval in English:

seal (or stamp) of approval


  • An official statement or indication that something is accepted or regarded favourably.

    ‘the minister gave his seal of approval to the project’
    • ‘Over a million pages of documentation is required before any new drug can get the stamp of approval from world health authorities.’
    • ‘Thus, companies hire reputable accounting firms to put their stamp of approval on their financial statements.’
    • ‘His Cabinet today put its stamp of approval to the state support and land-lease agreements but not without some tinkering.’
    • ‘Is it more like a rubber stamp of approval for anything the vaccine makers want as a required vaccine?’
    • ‘One way a Web site can show its compliance with recognized standards is to display a seal of approval from a validating agency.’
    • ‘The big news this week is that the planners have given the official stamp of approval for the new community facility in the fields opposite Marshallstown houses.’
    • ‘They and the conservation lobby continue to hope that their efforts to preserve the city's heritage will soon get an official stamp of approval.’
    • ‘These involved checking replacement parts against blueprints, and ensuring that they were correctly fitted, giving them a rubber stamp of approval.’
    • ‘It didn't get the official stamp of approval again until 1926, when the university senate and principal gave the procession a cautious thumbs-up.’
    • ‘Rarely, if ever, however, will espionage receive the official seal of approval from a board of directors.’