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approval

ap·prov·al

approval

 
 
pronunciation:
pru vl
phrases:
on approval
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of approving.
You need the approval of the supervisor before you can go ahead with the project.
synonyms:
commendation, countenance
antonyms:
censure, disapproval, protest
similar words:
applause, approbation, assent, blessing, endorsement, praise, recommendation, sanction
definition 2: favor, sanction, or positive regard.
The new mayor worked hard to win the approval of the people.
synonyms:
approbation, commendation, esteem, favor, honor, sanction
antonyms:
dislike
similar words:
acceptance, amen, applause, blessing, consent, countenance, credit, respect, sympathy
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