approvalnoun [ U ]uk /əˈpruː.vəl/ us /əˈpruː.vəl/
approval noun [ U ] (GOOD OPINION)
- The new reforms have not met with considerable public approval.
- Unfortunately the arrangements did not meet with Lady Margaret's approval.
- When he came back on stage, the delighted audience were quick to show their approval.
- She is an anxious little child who is always looking for approval from those around her.
- It's an impressive design, but it probably won't receive much popular approval.
approval noun [ U ] (PERMISSION)
- We plan to go on Wednesday, subject to your approval.
- The developers submitted building plans to the council for approval.
- My plans are ripening - now all I need is official approval.
- The government has given the proposal its seal of approval.
- I trust the arrangements will meet with the committee's approval.