Definition of "approval" []

  • The act or an instance of approving. (noun)
  • An official approbation; a sanction. (noun)
  • Favorable regard; commendation. (noun)
  • On approval For examination or trial by a customer without the obligation to buy: took the dress on approval. (idiom)
  • The act of approving (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Formal agreement; sanction (noun)
  • A favourable opinion; commendation (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "approval" in a sentence
  • "First, Ehrlich knows it would be extremely unlikely to win approval from the Democratic-dominated General Assembly."
  • "It would certainly lengthen the time required to obtain approval from the FDA to license new medicines, and it would have a catastrophic impact on the huge and growing backlog at the U.S. Patents Office."
  • "Not the way to lead and not the way to win approval from the voters for whom you work."