Definitions of approving
  1. adjective
    expressing or manifesting praise or approval
    synonyms: affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive
    favorable, favourable
    encouraging or approving or pleasing
  2. noun
    the formal act of approving
    synonyms: approval, blessing
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    the act of disapproving or condemning
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    acceptance, acceptation, adoption, espousal
    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
    backing, backup, championship, patronage
    the act of providing approval and support
    admiration, appreciation
    a favorable judgment
    reinforcement, reward
    an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
    bosom, embrace
    a close affectionate and protective acceptance
    adoration, idolisation, idolization
    the act of admiring strongly
    glorification, idealisation, idealization
    a portrayal of something as ideal
    promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"
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    aiding the cause or policy or interests of
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