approval etymology

English word approval comes from English approve, English -al

Detailed word origin of approval

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
approve English (eng) (intransitive) To consider or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.. (transitive) To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of.. (transitive) To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm.. (transitive, archaic) To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically. (transitive, English Law) To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit — said [...]
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
approval English (eng) (especially, philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.. An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing, or event meets requirements.. An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.

Words with the same origin as approval

Descendants of -al
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