approval /əˈpruːv(ə)l/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. the action of approving something

the road schemes have been given approval
[ count noun]
they have delayed the launch to await project approvals.
2. the belief that someone or something is good or acceptable

step-parents need to win a child’s approval.
II. phrases

1. on approval
(of goods) supplied on condition that they may be returned if not satisfactory.

we would be happy to send you a selection on approval.
2. seal (or stamp) of approval
an official statement or indication that something is accepted or regarded favourably.

the minister gave his seal of approval to the project.

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