Meaning of APPROVAL in English

APPROVAL

transcription, транскрипция: [ əpru:v(ə)l ]

( approvals)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

If you win someone’s approval for something that you ask for or suggest, they agree to it.

The chairman has also given his approval for an investigation into the case...

The proposed modifications met with widespread approval.

= sanction

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft with poss , N for n

2.

Approval is a formal or official statement that something is acceptable.

The testing and approval of new drugs will be speeded up.

N-VAR

3.

If someone or something has your approval , you like and admire them.

His son had an obsessive drive to gain his father’s approval...

N-UNCOUNT : usu with poss

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