Meaning of APPROVAL in English


/ əˈpruːvl; NAmE / noun


[ U ] the feeling that sb/sth is good or acceptable; a positive opinion of sb/sth :

She desperately wanted to win her father's approval.

Do the plans meet with your approval ?

Several people nodded in approval .

OPP disapproval


[ U , C ] approval (for sth) (from sb) agreement to, or permission for sth, especially a plan or request :

The plan will be submitted to the committee for official approval.

parliamentary / congressional / government approval

Senior management have given their seal of approval (= formal approval) to the plans.

I can't agree to anything without my partner's approval.

planning approvals

The proposal is subject to approval by the shareholders (= they need to agree to it)


[ U ] if you buy goods, or if goods are sold on approval , you can use them for a time without paying, until you decide if you want to buy them or not

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