Associations to the word «Approval»


APPROVAL, noun. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
APPROVAL, noun. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
APPROVAL, noun. (especially philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
APPROVAL VOTING, noun. A voting system in which each voter approves as many candidates as he wishes, and the candidate most approved of wins.

Dictionary definition

APPROVAL, noun. The formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person".
APPROVAL, noun. A feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval".
APPROVAL, noun. Acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval".
APPROVAL, noun. A message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips".

Wise words

Truthful words are not beautiful; beautiful words are not truthful. Good words are not persuasive; persuasive words are not good.