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approval

Synonyms of approval in English:

noun

  • 1 proposals for the licensing system will now go forward to the ministry for approval
    acceptance, agreement, consent, assent, acquiescence, compliance, concurrence;
    blessing, imprimatur, seal/stamp of approval, rubber stamp;
    informal the go-ahead, the green light, the OK, the thumbs up, the nod, say-so
    [Antonyms] refusal
  • 2 Lily looked at him with approval
    approbation, appreciation, favour, liking, encouragement, support, acceptance;
    [Antonyms] disapproval
  • Phrases

    on approval

    1
    we would be happy to send you a selection on approval
    on trial, under probation;
    on sale or return
    British informal on appro

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