approval approval  /ə ˈpru vəl/


  1. (n) the formal act of approving
  2. (n) a feeling of liking something or someone good
  3. (n) acceptance as satisfactory
  4. (n) a message expressing a favorable opinion


  1. Party leaders started realizing they were in trouble roughly a month ago, when a Quinippiac University poll put their approval rating at what now seems like a robust 23%.
  2. Obama's approval rating has declined to the low 50s, according to several recent polls.
  3. Therefore, I averaged Democrats approval of Bush in Gallup's seven polls from February 1 to April 8, 2001.


  1. House gives final approval to MaineCare expansion

    The Democratic-led Maine House gave final approval Wednesday to a retooled plan to expand health coverage to 70,000 low-income people under the federal health care overhaul, though it cuts off the state's ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. McLean Hospital wins approval for $12.5 million expansion in Belmont

    McLean Hospital won state approval Wednesday for a $12.5 million expansion of its Belmont campus. The project features a three-story addition to its existing admissions building and 31 new beds for psychiatric patients. The Public Health Council approved the project, which the hospital said is needed because of increasing demand for psychiatric treatment, particularly in its short-term care and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Approval Of Boston Scientific's Watchman Device Will Support Rapid Growth In The Global Heart Defect Closure Device ...

    TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "Not only am I not going to sell, my partner cannot sell without my approval," Hicks said. "So I kind of have the ability to determine the outcome of what is going to happen, and I am right in the middle of that."
    on Feb 29, 2008 By: Tom Hicks Source: ic Liverpool

  2. Hamas would agree to such a deal, yet to be negotiated by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, provided it is "submitted to Palestinians for their overall approval even though Hamas might disagree with some...
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Africasia

  3. "Our ships and aircraft awaited country approval so they could act promptly to save thousands of lives -- approval of the kind granted by Indonesia immediately after the 2004 tsunami and by Bangladesh after a fierce cyclone just last November,"...
    on May 30, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: The Age

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