Meaning of APPROVAL in English
▪ full , warm ( esp. BrE ), wholehearted
The plan did not win wholehearted ~.
▪ grudging , qualified
▪ general , overwhelming , popular , public , unanimous , universal
▪ 23% , etc. ( esp. AmE )
The latest poll has him at 47% ~ and 49% disapproval.
▪ final , initial , preliminary , prior
All development requires the prior ~ of the planning authority.
▪ formal , official
▪ legislative ( esp. AmE ), regulatory
▪ board , congressional , court , federal , government , judicial , parliamentary , presidential , royal , Senate
▪ shareholder , voter
We need to streamline the process for new drug ~.
VERB + APPROVAL
▪ need , require
▪ seek , submit sth for
We have submitted a design for ~.
The deal is awaiting ~ from the Federal Communications Commission.
We already have ~ for six products.
▪ gain , get , meet , meet with , obtain , receive , secure , win
I hope the meal met with your ~.
You are not allowed to build without first obtaining the ~ of the planners.
I could tell I had earned her ~.
The committee is expected to recommend ~ of the new drug.
▪ give , grant
The government has now given its ~ for the new examinations.
▪ refuse ( esp. BrE ), withhold
▪ express , nod , nod in , roar , show , voice
The people listening nodded ~.
The crowd roared its ~ for the song.
APPROVAL + NOUN
The president's ~ ratings were slipping.
▪ on ~
The goods were supplied on ~ (= they could be sent back if they were not satisfactory) .
▪ with ~
Jane's father regards her fiancé with ~.
▪ with sb's ~ , without sb's ~
You may not decorate without the landlord's ~.
▪ ~ for
He won ~ for his project.
▪ ~ from
We're waiting for ~ from the authorities.
▪ a nod of ~
She gave him a nod of ~.
▪ a roar of ~
There was a roar of ~ from the crowd.
▪ sb's seal of ~ , sb's stamp of ~
The government has given its seal of ~ to the project.
▪ subject to ~
The offer is subject to ~ at the Annual General Meeting.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012