Adjective "approving" definition and examples

(Approving may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈpruːvɪŋ/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Showing or feeling approval of someone or something.
  1. 'The most approving term he applies to his own work is "honest".'
  2. 'Right-of-center speakers invited by these clubs are drawing large and approving crowds.'
  3. 'Published last year, this 172-page book carries an approving blurb from the dean of the Kellogg School of Management.'
  4. 'Often a salesperson will demonstrate a feature and look to you for an approving response.'
  5. 'It was a look that excited many approving glances, as Von Furstenberg dresses are must-have this season.'
  6. 'He had even smiled in an approving way at her.'
  7. 'Carnegie would surely have given an approving nod to the latest generation of philanthropists.'

More definitions

1. to speak or think favorably of; pronounce or consider agreeable or good; judge favorably: to approve the policies of the administration.

2. to consent or agree to: Father approved our plan to visit Chicago.

3. to confirm or sanction formally; ratify: The Senate promptly approved the bill.

4. Obsolete. to demonstrate; show. to make good; attest. to prove by trial. to convict. verb (used without object), approved, approving.

5. to

More examples(as adjective)

"opinions can be approving."

"contracts can be approving."

"nods can be approving."

"plans can be approving."

"legislations can be approving."

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Origin

(approve)