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Children are constantly looking for signs of approval from their parents.
Her ideas on the family are often quoted with approval by Mr Bush.
Most of his girlfriends failed to meet with his father’s approval.
A murmur of approval ran through the crowd.
By July, the Prime Minister’s approval rating had risen to over 60 per cent.
We sent the design to the planning department for approval.
The government has not yet given the scheme its approval.
The board has finally given its approval to the loan.
Any recommendations are subject to the approval of shareholders.
This is the British English definition of approval. View American English definition of approval.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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