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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. the formal act of approving;
- Example: "he gave the project his blessing"
- Example: "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
[syn: blessing, approval, approving]

2. a feeling of liking something or someone good;
- Example: "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"

3. acceptance as satisfactory;
- Example: "he bought it on approval"
[syn: approval, favorable reception, favourable reception]

4. a message expressing a favorable opinion;
- Example: "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
[syn: approval, commendation]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Approval \Ap*prov"al\, n. Approbation; sanction. [1913 Webster] A censor . . . without whose approval n? capital sentences are to be executed. --Temple. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Approbation. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

approval n 1: the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person" [syn: blessing, approval, approving] [ant: disapproval] 2: a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval" [ant: disapproval] 3: acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval" [syn: approval, favorable reception, favourable reception] 4: a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips" [syn: approval, commendation] [ant: disapproval]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "approval": John Hancock, OK, acceptance, accord, account, acquiescence, admiration, adoration, affirmance, affirmation, affirmative, affirmative voice, agreement, apotheosis, applause, appreciation, approbation, assent, authentication, authorization, awe, aye, blessing, breathless adoration, certification, commendation, compliance, compliment, concurrence, confirmation, connivance, consent, consideration, countersignature, courtesy, credit, deference, deification, duty, eagerness, eclat, endorsement, esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, favor, go-ahead, great respect, green light, hero worship, high regard, homage, honor, idolatry, idolization, imprimatur, leave, mandate, nod, notarization, okay, permission, prestige, promptitude, promptness, ratification, readiness, regard, respect, reverence, reverential regard, rubber stamp, sanction, seal, sigil, signature, signet, stamp, stamp of approval, submission, subscription, suffrage, the nod, ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance, validation, veneration, visa, vise, warrant, willingness, worship, worth