from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of approving.
- n. An official approbation; a sanction.
- n. Favorable regard; commendation.
- idiom on approval For examination or trial by a customer without the obligation to buy: took the dress on approval.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.
- n. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Approbation; sanction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of approving; approbation; commendation; sanction; ratification.
- n. Synonyms Approbation, Approval (see approbation), acceptance, consent, authorization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. acceptance as satisfactory
- n. a feeling of liking something or someone good
- n. a message expressing a favorable opinion
- n. the formal act of approving
First, Ehrlich knows it would be extremely unlikely to win approval from the Democratic-dominated General Assembly.
It would certainly lengthen the time required to obtain approval from the FDA to license new medicines, and it would have a catastrophic impact on the huge and growing backlog at the U.S. Patents Office.
Not the way to lead and not the way to win approval from the voters for whom you work.
Part of the slip in approval is because of republican-lite "Blue Dogs."
Please be advised that CBS Outdoor failed to comply with Sections 4.01 and 4.02 of Contract No. TR03-ADV “Advertising Contract,” specifically, CBS did not obtain approval from the Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) Director prior to placing the attached advertisement on 10 MDT buses.
The 48 percent approval is a 7 point drop in approval from last month.
On the House side, Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists a Democratic proposal that includes the public option will win approval from the full chamber, despite squabbling among House Democrats over the measure's cost.
Once each chamber passes a bill, a conference committee will merge the two measures into a single proposal that must win approval from the legislators before going to Obama.
However, any such change would have to win approval from the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, whose president sharply criticized the change.
It seems this principle is more a cynical effort to gain approval from the masses, especially those most likely to be killed for the sake of the war promoters on both sides who have power, prestige and wealth at stake. â