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approval

noun [U]
 
 
/əˈpruːvəl/
GOOD OPINION B2 an opinion that something or someone is good or right: I don't need his approval. →  Opposite disapproval Approving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
PERMISSION B2 official permission: The project has now received approval from the government.Approving and approvalAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantly
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