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1. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] the formal act of approving.

Synonyms

  • espousal
  • backup
  • reinforcement
  • acceptation
  • support
  • reward
  • patronage
  • championship
  • acceptance
  • approving
  • blessing
  • backing
  • adoption
  • admiration

Antonyms

  • mistrust
  • distrust
  • debit
  • cash

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Approval

  • removal
  • yuval
  • nouvel

Example sentences of the word approval


1. Noun, singular or mass
These certifications and degrees can also have the approval of the American Bar Association.

Quotes containing the word approval


1. Do you really mean to tell me the only reason you try to be good is to gain God's approval and reward, or to avoid his disapproval and punishment? That's not morality, that's just sucking up, apple-polishing, looking over your shoulder at the great surveillance camera in the sky, or the still small wiretap inside your head, monitoring your every move, even your every base though.
- Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

2. Wow,” said Adrian. He sat down on the bed and tested its bounciness, giving it a nod of approval. “This is amazing. What do you think, buttercup?”“I have no words,” I said honestly.He patted the spot beside him. “Want to try it out?
- Richelle Mead, The Indigo Spell

3. Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is actually used to cut diamonds,"I added. Radar tapped a locker twice with his fist to show his approval, and then came back with another. "Ben, getting you a date to prom is so hard that the American government believes the problem cannot be solved with diplomacy, but will instead require force.
- John Green, Paper Towns

2. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] a feeling of liking something or someone good.

Synonyms

  • approbation
  • favour
  • favor

Antonyms

  • dislike
  • boo
  • inelegance
  • acknowledged

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)

3. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] acceptance as satisfactory.

Synonyms

  • appro
  • acceptance
  • favourable reception

Antonyms

  • unacknowledged
  • disagreement
  • forbid
  • criminalize

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)

4. approval

noun. ['əˈpruːvəl'] a message expressing a favorable opinion.

Synonyms

  • subject matter
  • acclamation
  • sanction
  • imprimatur
  • permission
  • acclaim
  • testimonial
  • clapping
  • plaudits
  • secret approval
  • plaudit
  • eclat
  • extolment
  • recognition
  • warrant
  • tacit consent
  • applause
  • endorsement
  • countenance
  • hand clapping
  • congratulations
  • encouragement
  • substance
  • cheer
  • message
  • content
  • approbation
  • praise
  • tribute
  • connivance
  • commendation
  • kudos
  • indorsement

Antonyms

  • discouragement
  • disapprobation
  • nonpayment
  • disapprove

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • approve (English)
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