• Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
    Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj approving expressing or manifesting praise or approval "approbative criticism","an affirmative nod"
    • n approving the formal act of approving "he gave the project his blessing","his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Approving Expressing approbation; commending; as, an approving smile.
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  • Hans Selye
    Hans Selye
    “As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.”
  • Andrew Carnegie
    “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”
  • Horace
    “He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.”
  • Mark Twain
    “I did not attend his funeral; but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it. [About a politician who had recently died]”


In literature:

He approved, of my appearing before the committees.
"Under the Prophet in Utah" by Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
Coupeau, who cordially approved her wishes, was already standing up, anxious about the time.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
Unhappily, I am not the only one; you will find nobody here, of the Sacred College, who approves of his doings.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
Approved, and the Secretary of State will transmit the order to marshals, the Lieutenant-General, and Secretary of the Interior.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
This suggestion is approved.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
This bill will therefore be filed in the office of the Secretary of State without my approval.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
Mr. Lincoln, who had not committed himself upon the precise point of time, approved this idea.
"Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II" by John T. Morse
He gives him the strongest approval and backing.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
Did God approve or disapprove Rebekah's action?
"The Harp of God" by J. F. Rutherford
It is understood that it has now been signed by that officer, and only awaits the approval of the President to become a law.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson

In poetry:

My dear Relation, and the Friend I love,
You've put to me a question I approve:
I therefore think myself in duty bound
To give it a solution safe and sound.
"That It Is In Vain To Pray For The Dead" by Rees Prichard
He caus'd thee, to be very much belov'd,
To be with universal favour crown'd,
To be by all degrees of men approv'd,
Without a foe in all the countries round.
"How A Person Ought To Rouse Up Both Body And Soul, In The Dead Of Night, To Praise His God " by Rees Prichard
Avowed in vigilant solicitude
For either, what most lived within each breast
They let be seen: yet every human test
Demanding righteousness approved them good.
"The Hueless Love" by George Meredith
Live ever in our memories, great soul.
Tho' passed beyond the pale of human sense,
Thy work well done, hath found its just reward,
Divine approval is thy recompense.
"Abraham Lincoln" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Then Philomela will my songs approve;
While every note Myrtilla's soul will move.
Grant this request, the rest I will resign,
Nor ask one favour of the tuneful nine.
"A Farewel to the Country" by Samuel Bowden
Through life to virtue's sacred dictates true,
Be such thy joys as angels must approve,
Such as may lead to raptures ever new,
To endless peace and purest bliss above
"To Miss ∗∗∗∗," by Jane Bowdler

In news:

Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission approves $411K in grants.
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has approved a pair of grants to help fund airport projects in Woodward and Ponca City.
On Wednesday morning, equality advocates declared victory in Washington state, confirming that voters approved Referendum 74, bringing marriage equality to the northwestern state.
The state reversed a 2009 ban on marriage equality, by approving Question 1 on Tuesday.
Approving Referendum 74 would allow gays to continue to obtain state civil marriage licenses.
Obama approval's up — among liberals.
House approves streamlined Senate confirmation process.
Kosola and Associates has developed an FAA approved kit to repair the Piper Seminole (PA-44-180) Carburetor Air Box Assembly.
Verizon Wireless wins federal approval for its $3.6-billion purchase of airwave licenses from large cable companies, but regulators slap more conditions onto the deal.
Approves Verizon Wireless purchase of airwave licenses.
Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust board members on Thursday approved the $170,485 purchase of an airfield sweeper truck to keep debris off the runways and taxiways at Tulsa International Airport.
Changes approved for new airport terminal .
Approval from the Minot City Council to authorize funds to begin design work is the next step, and the council should move the project forward at its April 2 meeting.
RadarPlus AIS -BX Approved and Available.
The New York Power Authority has approved a plan to advance the city of.

In science:

Note that this list (and standard status) will naturally evolve with time. More standards will be approved and recommended.
IVOA Architecture
Meanwhile, the LCGT in Japan has its funding approved, and a third LIGO station may be built in Australia.
Gravitational waves from compact binaries
In addition, in late 2010 funding was approved to build the Large-scale Cryogenic Gravitational-wave Telescope (LCGT) in Japan (Kuroda & the LCGT Collaboration 2010).
Gravitational waves from compact binaries
We assume that if an author cites a paper, this means the author votes for (i.e., gives approval to the impact of this paper) this paper with score equals to his score Qs .
Quantifying the influence of scientists and their publications: Distinguish prestige from popularity
Bots go through a thorough review process before being approved by administrators.
A Wikipedia Literature Review