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Fights with my father were really quite brutal. I would not live his vision. I would not become who he wanted me to be. Everything I did was criticized. I would spend three months drawing something and show him, and he would look up from his paper and just look back down. I got no approval from him for anything I did that was creative.
Kevyn Aucoin

Meaning of "approval" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APPROVAL

approval  [əˈpruːvəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APPROVAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Approval is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APPROVAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of approval in the English dictionary

The first definition of approval in the dictionary is the act of approving. Other definition of approval is formal agreement; sanction. Approval is also a favourable opinion; commendation.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APPROVAL


arval
ˈɑːvəl
carvel
ˈkɑːvəl
coeval
kəʊˈiːvəl
disapproval
ˌdɪsəˈpruːvəl
disproval
dɪsˈpruːvəl
evil
ˈiːvəl
larval
ˈlɑːvəl
marvel
ˈmɑːvəl
Marvell
ˈmɑːvəl
mediaeval
ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəl
medieval
ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəl
orval
ˈɔːvəl
primeval
praɪˈmiːvəl
receival
rɪˈsiːvəl
removal
rɪˈmuːvəl
reproval
rɪˈpruːvəl
retrieval
rɪˈtriːvəl
serval
ˈsɜːvəl
upheaval
ʌpˈhiːvəl
varvel
ˈvɑːvəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APPROVAL

appropriately
appropriateness
appropriation
appropriation account
appropriation bill
Appropriations Committee
appropriative
appropriator
approvable
approvably
approval rating
approvance
approve
approved
approved school
approved social worker
approver
approving
approvingly
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WORDS THAT END LIKE APPROVAL

archival
arrival
aval
carnival
confidence interval
decennoval
festival
film festival
hair removal
interval
Laval
music festival
naval
on approval
oval
revival
rival
semioval
suboval
survival

Synonyms and antonyms of approval in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «APPROVAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «approval» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of approval

Translation of «approval» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APPROVAL

Find out the translation of approval to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of approval from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «approval» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

批准
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

aprobación
570 millions of speakers

English

approval
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनुमोदन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مُوافَقَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

одобрение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

aprovação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুমোদন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

approbation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kelulusan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zustimmung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

承認
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

승인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Persetujuan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự chấp thuận
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒப்புதல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मंजूरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

onay
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

approvazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aprobata
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

схвалення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aprobare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έγκριση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

goedkeuring
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

godkännande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

godkjenning
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of approval

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROVAL»

The term «approval» is very widely used and occupies the 5.548 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APPROVAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about approval

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10 QUOTES WITH «APPROVAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word approval.
1
Shinzo Abe
To serve as prime minister while being too mindful of the approval rating is like serving as a prime minister on a roller coaster. What is important, I believe, is that I really act on promises that I make and leave results. Leave a track record and show that to the Japanese public, who will, at the end of the day, I hope, appreciate it.
2
Shinzo Abe
The visits Prime Minister Koizumi made to the Yasukuni Shrine, I believe, had nothing to do with approval ratings. He paid respects at the Yasukuni Shrine to pay respects to the people of Japan who fought and lost their lives for the country and to pray for the peace of their souls.
3
Candice Accola
In case you haven't heard, my girlfriends and I have declared the summer of 2012 as the best summer ever. The best way to document said 'best summer ever' is with a good ol' disposable camera. Smile, click, move on! Nobody gets pic approval, and there's no time wasted gathering around the camera to analyze a moment that just happened.
4
Brian Acton
Going public is 18-month process, while an acquisition is a 6-month process. Going public means going under so much scrutiny, regulatory approval, auditing, magnified 10 times. Having the stomach to do that isn't necessarily in my DNA. My DNA is building a product and a service.
5
Pamela Anderson
Eventually you just have to realize that you're living for an audience of one. I'm not here for anyone else's approval.
6
David Antin
When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
7
Sherry Argov
Whenever you are too worried about someone else's approval, that person loses respect for you.
8
Kelley Armstrong
It took many years to accept that fantasy is the fuel for my storytelling passion, and without that, I really am a hack, writing for money or approval rather than for the pure delight of storytelling.
9
Kevyn Aucoin
Fights with my father were really quite brutal. I would not live his vision. I would not become who he wanted me to be. Everything I did was criticized. I would spend three months drawing something and show him, and he would look up from his paper and just look back down. I got no approval from him for anything I did that was creative.
10
Anita Baker
Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APPROVAL»

Discover the use of approval in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to approval and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Drugs: From Discovery to Approval
"Concise and easy to read, the book quickly introduces basic concepts, then moves on to discuss target selection and the drug discovery process for both small and large molecular drugs." —Doody's Reviews, May 2009 "The second edition of a ...
Rick Ng, 2011
2
Approval Voting
Since the publication of the first edition of this book, its arguments in favor of an election reform practically unknown in 1983 have stood the test of time.
Steven Brams, Peter C. Fishburn, 2007
3
Approval Addiction
' 'The good news is that there is a cure for the approval addiction!' APPROVAL ADDICTION asks why so many of us have an overwhelming need for acceptance from the wider world - and provides the key to breaking free from this addiction.
Joyce Meyer, 2012
4
New Drug Approval: FDA's Consideration of Evidence from ...
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication.
Marcia Crosse, 2011
5
Securing Approval: Domestic Politics and Multilateral ...
Securing Approval makes clear the relationship between these two seemingly distinct concerns, demonstrating how multilateral security organizations like the UN influence foreign policy through public opinion without ever exercising direct ...
Terrence L. Chapman, 2011
6
Guide to Managing Approval Plans
This volume describes the different types of approval plans, explains how and when they may be be used, and outlines key factors that make them work.
Susan C. Flood, 1998
7
The 5 As : Acceptance, Affection, Appreciation, Approval, ...
This book explores what emotional needs are and what it means to be and feel loved and valued by the significant people in our lives.
Dyan Yacovelli, 2008
8
The Tyranny of Niceness: Unmasking the Need for Approval
The Tyranny of Niceness identifies and confronts our most fundamental social dysfunction - niceness.-Psychologist Evelyn Sommers identifies and confronts our most fundamental social dysfunction -- niceness.
Evelyn Sommers, 2005
9
Approval Plans: Issues and Innovations
This book presents research by librarians from academic libraries and professionals from approval vendors to give you necessary insight on the major approval plan issues and to show you some of the innovative approaches to solving the ...
John H. Sandy, 1996
10
Safety Pharmacology in Pharmaceutical Development: Approval ...
Using the author’s more than 30 years of direct experience, the book incorporates tricks and practical insights for making studies work and understanding why they fail.
Shayne C. Gad, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APPROVAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term approval is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chile president's approval rating hits record low: poll
Though she began her mandate with an approval rating of 54 percent, ... with approval of Chile's senate and chamber of deputies falling to the ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
2
Montpelier independent school receives approval from state
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - An independent school in Vermont has received approval from the state to use public dollars for student tuition. «WCAX, Jul 15»
3
Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten plumb new depths in approval stakes
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Approval ratings for both are unprecedentedly low. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
4
Alexion Pharma: Strensiq Receives Marketing Approval In Japan …
announced that Japan'sMinistry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved the company's New Drug Application for the use of Strensiq, ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
5
Vertex (VRTX) PT Raised to $161 at Piper Jaffray Following …
The approval will drive top-line results and profits, according to the analyst. Tenthoff commented, "CONCLUSION Last Thursday, 7/2, the FDA ... «StreetInsider.com, Jul 15»
6
Will Dollar Tree (DLTR) Stock be Helped by Family Dollar Purchase …
Dollar Tree won antitrust approval, following an almost year-long review, for the purchase by agreeing to sell 330 of Family Dollar's stores to the ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
7
FIELDSTONE FARMS: Local developer seeks extension on site plan …
Johnson had received site plan approval from the Marion Planning Board July 15, 2013 to construct a 5,600-square-foot market, but like many ... «Wicked Local Marion, Jul 15»
8
Alon Blue Square Announces Board Approval of Proposed …
Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd. (NYSE: BSI) (hereinafter: the "Company") announced today that Mega Retail is proposing an arrangement with its ... «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
9
RedHill Biopharma (RDHL) Receives Approval to Commence RHB …
RedHill Biopharma (NASDAQ: RDHL) announced that it has received regulatory authorization to commence patient enrollment in Australia and ... «StreetInsider.com, Jul 15»
10
Kubtec® Announces FDA Approval of DIGIVIEW® 395 High …
“Receiving FDA approval for the DIGIVIEW 395 high resolution wireless DR detector, means radiology departments now have access to a tool ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»

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