[ UK /ɐpɹˈuːvə‍l/ ]
[ US /əˈpɹuvəɫ/ ]
  1. acceptance as satisfactory
    he bought it on approval
  2. a message expressing a favorable opinion
    words of approval seldom passed his lips
  3. the formal act of approving
    his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
    he gave the project his blessing
  4. a feeling of liking something or someone good
    although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval
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How To Use approval In A Sentence

  • Davis looked up and gave a signal of approval, and after a quick bow, the pair of messengers was gone.
  • I intend to take it, subject of course to your approval and, as the prime minister designate, with your permission. TANK OF SERPENTS
  • MR. BELL: Well, we have informed the Congress that the part one agreement already rose to the threshold, if you will, of representing a change to the treaty -- what we call a substantive modification -- and therefore, would require congressional approval. Briefing By Robert Bell On Helsinki Agreements
  • Actual results may differ materially from those set forth in this release due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Somaxon's business, including, without limitation, Somaxon's interpretation of its communications and interactions with the FDA relating to the requirements for approval of the NDA for Silenor, and the FDA's agreement with such interpretation; Somaxon's interpretation of the results of the clinical trials for Silenor, the timing of the interpretation of such results and the FDA's agreement with such interpretation; the potential for Somaxon to make a resubmission to the Silenor NDA; the potential for Silenor to receive regulatory approval for one or more indications on a timely basis or at all; the potential for the FDA to impose non-clinical, clinical or other requirements to be completed before or after regulatory approval of Silenor; Somaxon's ability to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the FDA that potential NDA approval of Silenor is appropriate prior to the completion of standard, long-term carcinogenicity studies, given the context of completed trials and pending studies; the timing and results of non-clinical studies for Silenor, and the FDA's agreement with Somaxon's interpretation of such results; Digital50.com Digital 50 Daily Industry News RSS Feed
  • ‘If lying is wrong, then he will lie,’ has an antecedent whose embedded content is the same as a statement predicating the property on which the speakers moral disapproval supervenes.
  • The council's housing panel is expected to refer a 3.88 per cent rent rise to the authority's ruling executive for approval when it meets next Monday.
  • The chorus of disapproval is as diverse as the new law is excluding. Times, Sunday Times
  • The IMF has given its seal of approval to the government's economic strategy.
  • The first is dysphemism, the deliberate use of an offensive word to indicate disapproval. Times, Sunday Times
  • The company plans to apply for regulatory approval for it to be used to help diagnose diseases such as cancer. Times, Sunday Times
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