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English definition of “approval”

approval

noun [U] (GOOD OPINION)    /əˈpruː.vəl/
B2 the feeling of having a positive opinion of someone or something: He showed his approval by smiling broadly. Alan is someone who always needs the approval of other people. Sam always tried hard to win his father's approval.formal Does the wine meet with your approval? (= Do you like the wine?)Approving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly on approval If you buy something on approval, you can return it without payment if it is not satisfactory.Buying
(Definition of approval noun (GOOD OPINION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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