approval · noun U /əˈpruː.v.əl/Full view
Nouns: approval, disapproval
Verbs: approve, disapprove
Adverbs: approvingly
approval (GOOD OPINION)
B2 when you have a positive opinion of someone or something
Dictionary examples:

He showed his approval by smiling broadly.

Sam always tried hard to win his father's approval.

Does the wine meet with your approval?

Learner example:

I hope this meets [with] your approval and I am looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible. (First Certificate in English; B2; Polish)

approval (PERMISSION)
B2 official permission
Dictionary examples:

We need approval for the project to move ahead.

The teacher gave the student a nod of approval.

Learner example:

Besides the questionable approval given by governmental authorities, the situation might be useful to us. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

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