Definition of approving in English:

approving

Line breaks: ap¦prov|ing
Pronunciation: /əˈpruːvɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • Showing or feeling approval of someone or something: the wine drew approving comments from across the table
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    • 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.

Derivatives

approvingly

adverb
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  • 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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