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ap·prov·al

approval

 
 
pronunciation:
pru vl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of approving.
After getting the teacher's approval, the student went ahead with his project.
antonyms:
protest
similar words:
applause, assent, blessing, praise, recommendation, sanction
definition 2: good opinion; favorable thoughts.
The new mayor worked hard to win the approval of the people.
synonyms:
esteem, favor, honor, sanction
antonyms:
dislike
similar words:
acceptance, applause, blessing, consent, credit, respect, sympathy
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The word approval contains the following part:
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.