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Noun approval has 4 senses
- blessing, approval, approving - the formal act of giving approval; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
--1 is a kind of support
--1 has particulars:
- approval - a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"
--2 is a kind of liking
--2 has particulars: favor, favour; approbation
- approval, favorable reception, favourable reception - acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval"
--3 is a kind of acceptance
--3 has particulars: appro
- approval, commendation - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
--4 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
--4 has particulars:
| ||approbation; sanction, countenance, endorsement, indorsement, warrant, imprimatur; recognition, credit; connivance, secret approval, tacit consent; permission; encouragement; acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat; applause, hand clapping, clapping; cheer; praise, congratulations, kudos; tribute, testimonial; subscription; ratification, confirmation|