Definition of approval in English:

approval

noun

  • 1The action of officially agreeing to something or accepting something as satisfactory.

    ‘the road plans have been given approval’
    [count noun] ‘they have delayed the launch to await project approvals’
    • ‘The couple may present the terms of their agreement to the court for its approval.’
    • ‘The Minister should endeavour to allow farmers proceed with work on the basis of approvals under the current scheme.’
    • ‘The development of the remaining seven acres will commence as soon as planning approvals are received.’
    • ‘When it is a case of majority assent or approval, issues arise as to the effect on the minority.’
    • ‘The liquidators consulted the liquidation committee and obtained its approval.’
    • ‘These relate to standards of claims handling and securing approval from the Authority.’
    • ‘Most companies do this after gaining approval from their shareholders at an annual meeting.’
    • ‘Detailed schemes for each area are still being drawn up and the first wave of project approvals are expected by the end of the year.’
    • ‘New mortgage approvals for house purchases are still soaring.’
    • ‘Last month, a group of councillors who do not love parking pads launched a strike that may lead to a moratorium on approvals.’
    • ‘They are also awaiting payments and approvals under various schemes.’
    • ‘The sharp drop in foreign investment approvals came as no surprise to most economists, who had warned of such a downturn.’
    • ‘Even without the new laws, the process of visa approvals and background checks is far from simple.’
    • ‘Loan approvals may be granted within 30 minutes of submitting an application.’
    • ‘The transaction is expected to close within two to three months, pending court and government approvals.’
    • ‘The council will now need approval from them to enter into a five-year management agreement.’
    • ‘Others can't wait for the next round of approvals and developed alternatives to find workers.’
    • ‘He added that all the relevant approvals for the project are in order right down to the environmental impact assessment.’
    • ‘The plans and business case are being sent to the regional health authority for approval.’
    • ‘However, developers must contact the company and gain its approval about what they wish to code.’
    acceptance, agreement, consent, assent, acquiescence, compliance, concurrence
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    1. 1.1The belief that someone or something is good or acceptable.
      ‘step-parents need to win a child's approval’
      • ‘Edward and his father nodded with approval at me, then I was told to give some money.’
      • ‘If she were only his sister, I would say she was giving us permission and approval to court.’
      • ‘The decision to increase the discount has met with approval from the livestock sector.’
      • ‘I would hope that the west London lines would meet with approval and link up to Heathrow and Gatwick.’
      • ‘I probably said something very good because he gave me a secret pat on my back with approval.’
      • ‘Always craving affection and approval, she had many protector figures in her life.’
      • ‘A gift more precious than any other, he had given her his love and approval.’
      • ‘It is a surprise to find you quoting him with approval so early in the book.’
      • ‘This initiative has no doubt been met with approval by many involved in education.’
      • ‘As I say, it was cited with approval in one of the cases which I referred to a moment ago.’
      • ‘There can be no greater validation for a movie, than receiving a nod of approval from the man who inspired it.’
      • ‘He believes the drive for approval motivates both spheres of life for ambitious men.’
      • ‘Neither suggestion met with approval so I repaired to the kitchen to make coffee.’
      • ‘Every one of them is constantly invaded in the public interest with universal approval.’
      • ‘The idea met with approval from religious as well as tourist and cultural groups.’
  • 2Philately
    Stamps sent by request to a collector or potential customer.

Pronunciation:

approval

/əˈpro͞ovəl/