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Written consent by a regulatory body to proceed with a requested activity, without in any way diminishing the applicant's obligation to meet the standard or specified requirements. Approval may take the form of certification, licensing, or registration, and is sometimes used as an alternative term for authorization.

Use 'approval' in a Sentence

In order to complete the assignment successfully, he found that he would have to obtain approval from his district manager.
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You should always get approval from your manager before you try out any new idea that may have some variance.
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The administrator needed the manager's approval of the budget for the annual company appreciation picnic at the beach planned for the summer.
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