approbation


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  • noun

Synonyms for approbation

Synonyms for approbation

favorable regard

the approving of an action, especially when done by one in authority

Antonyms for approbation

official approval

Related Words

official recognition or approval

References in classic literature ?
They must have borne in mind, that as the plan to be framed and proposed was to be submitted TO THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES, the disapprobation of this supreme authority would destroy it forever; its approbation blot out antecedent errors and irregularities.
The crowd that had cheered him on at first with savage yells, now jeered him--their approbation was for the Tarmangani.
It had been agreed that the old man should express his approbation by closing his eyes, his refusal by winking them several times, and if he had some desire or feeling to express, he raised them to heaven.
The affair thus determined, and Thorpe's approbation secured, Catherine only remained to be apprised of it.
Allen's approbation of her own conduct, and truly rejoiced to be preserved by his advice from the danger of falling into such an error herself.
A state thus constituted must be well constituted; for the magistracies will be always filled with the best men with the approbation of the people; who will not envy their superiors: and these and the nobles should be content with this part in the administration; for they will not be governed by their inferiors.
But the desire for approbation is perhaps the most deeply seated instinct of civilised man.
He glanced at his cousin and the young lady visitor; and they were both regarding him with a smile of approbation.
Not by becoming a toil- beast could he win to the heights, was the message the whiskey whispered to him, and he nodded approbation.
He nodded approbation and reached for the second bottle.
My second was to bring him a book, which, knowing his mother's particularity, I had carefully selected, and which I submitted for her approbation before presenting it to him.
The picture was strikingly beautiful; it was the very scene itself, transferred as if by magic to the canvas; but I expressed my approbation in guarded terms, and few words, for fear of displeasing her.
The squire was so delighted with this conduct of his daughter, that he scarce eat any dinner, and spent almost his whole time in watching opportunities of conveying signs of his approbation by winks and nods to his sister; who was not at first altogether so pleased with what she saw as was her brother.
Hugh and his two friends being known to most of these men, were received with signal marks of approbation, and inducted into the most honourable seats.
KUWAIT, Dec 2 (KUNA) -- The National Assembly approved on Wednesday the draft for a new Juvenile Law and turned it over to the government for its perusal and approbation.