1. the formal act of approving

- his decision merited the approval of any sensible person

Similar word(s): approving, blessing

Definition categories: act, support

2. a feeling of liking something or someone good

- although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval

Definition categories: feeling, liking

3. acceptance as satisfactory

- he bought it on approval

Definition categories: state, acceptance

4. a message expressing a favorable opinion

- words of approval seldom passed his lips

Similar word(s): commendation

Definition categories: communication, content, message, substance

Sentences with approval as a noun:

- I need to get an approval on this purchase order.

- Words of approval never seem to come from him.