Approval definition

ə-pro͝ovəl
The act or an instance of approving.
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The act of approving.
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Formal consent or sanction.
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(philately) Stamps sent on request by mail to potential buyers.
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Favorable regard; commendation.
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An official approbation; a sanction.
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Favorable attitude or opinion.
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The definition of approval is accepting something or permitting something.

When a woman has her parents’ blessing to get married, their agreement with the wedding is an example of approval.

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An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.

I need to get an approval on this purchase order.

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An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.

Words of approval never seem to come from him.

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(chiefly philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
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on approval
  • For examination or trial by a customer without the obligation to buy:
    Took the dress on approval.
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on approval
  • for the customer to examine and decide whether to buy or return
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
approval
Plural:
approvals

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on approval
on approval

Origin of approval