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Syllabification: ap·prov·ing
Pronunciation: /əˈpro͞oviNG

Definition of approving in English:


Showing or feeling approval of someone or something: the wine drew approving comments from across the table
More example sentences
  • At fifteen he was already winning the Academie Francaise's approving attention for his poems.
  • He noted how US companies, unlike their competitors, are prohibited by law from bribing government officials responsible for approving contracts.
  • He had even smiled in an approving way at her.



Example sentences
  • As long as I'm approvingly linking to myself, I might as well pat myself on the back for seeing this one coming.
  • City bureaucrats beamed approvingly at each new design.
  • Anyway, when I got to the gallery, Andrea was on the sidewalk in front, looking up approvingly.

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