Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “approval”

See all translations

approval

noun [U]
 
 
/əˈpruːvəl/
official permission or agreement for something: get/secure/win approval They want to raise rates, but it will be difficult to secure approval.gain/receive approval The new strategy has yet to receive approval from the board. give (your) approval The IMF is unlikely to give its approval.approval of sth Approval of the loan came after several hours of discussion by the executive board.approval for sth Recent management upheaval and delayed approval for key products have damaged the company.approval from sb The Hong Kong-based businessman needed 75% approval from minority shareholders for his proposed scheme.final/preliminary approval The measure still needs final approval.
on approval COMMERCE if you buy something on approval, you can return it without payment if it is not satisfactory: You can have the goods on approval for 28 days.
(Definition of approval from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of approval?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “approval”

Definitions of “approval” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More