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Noun: approval  u'proo-vul
  1. The formal act of approving
    "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person";
    - blessing, approving
  2. A feeling of liking something or someone good
    "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
  3. Acceptance as satisfactory
    "he bought it on approval";
    - favorable reception [US], favourable reception [Brit, Cdn]
  4. A message expressing a favourable opinion
    "words of approval seldom passed his lips";
    - commendation

Derived forms: approvals

Type of: acceptance, content, liking, message, subject matter, substance, support

Antonym: disapproval

Encyclopedia: Approval