approval


approval
approval ap‧prov‧al [əˈpruːvl] noun [uncountable]
1. when someone officially accepts something:

• His proposals cannot become law until they have obtained Congressional approval.

• Approval for the new buildings was given in July.

2. on approval if you buy a product on approval, it is sent to you and you are allowed to look at it or use it before deciding whether you will buy it — see also seal of approval

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approval UK US /əˈpruːvəl/ noun [U]
official permission or agreement for something: get/secure/win approval »

They want to raise rates, but it will be difficult to secure approval.

gain/receive approval »

The new strategy has yet to receive approval from the board.

give (your) approval »

The IMF is unlikely to give its approval.

approval of sth »

Approval of the loan came after several hours of discussion by the executive board.

approval for sth »

Recent management upheaval and delayed approval for key products have damaged the company.

approval from sb »

The Hong Kong-based businessman needed 75% approval from minority shareholders for his proposed scheme.

final/preliminary approval »

The measure still needs final approval.

on approval — Cf. on approval

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • approval — (n.) 1680s, from APPROVE (Cf. approve) + AL (Cf. al) (2). According to OED, Rare bef. 1800; now generally used instead of approvance (1590s, from Fr. aprovance) …   Etymology dictionary

  • approval — *approbation Analogous words: commending or commendation, applauding or applause, compliment (see corresponding verbs at COMMEND): endorsing or endorsement, sanction (see corresponding verbs at APPROVE) Antonyms: disapproval Contrasted words:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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