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approving 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
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  • He was obviously enjoying himself - at the end of every carol or lesson, he would turn to his wife and offer approving comments on the performances.
  • To approving nods, he recalled his record as mayor, as he does on almost every day of his campaign.
  • Sections of the audience let out a disturbingly approving cheer.

Words that rhyme with approving

reproving, unmoving

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