Definition of approval in English:

approval

Line breaks: ap|proval
Pronunciation: /əˈpruːv(ə)l
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Phrases

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
More example sentences
  • She immediately sent him three tree of life panels on approval, which he returned because ‘I don't think they really suit the style of my house.’
  • We will rush a framing job when necessary to accommodate and will not add rush fees; we allow work to go out on approval and be returned if it does not work; and we offer free consultation services.
  • He added that services like discounts, selection, art on approval, flaming, installation, commissions and delivery can help, as well.
Synonyms
on trial, under probation; on sale or return
British informal on appro

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
More example sentences
  • It didn't get the official stamp of approval again until 1926, when the university senate and principal gave the procession a cautious thumbs-up.
  • The big news this week is that the planners have given the official stamp of approval for the new community facility in the fields opposite Marshallstown houses.
  • They and the conservation lobby continue to hope that their efforts to preserve the city's heritage will soon get an official stamp of approval.

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