Commentary: APPROVAL[+event] blessing - the formal act of giving approval
He gave the project his blessing.
His decision merited the approval of any sensible person.
It took almost three years to get the approval of the FDA.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: favorable reception, commendation - a feeling of liking something or someone good
Although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval.
Words of approval seldom passed his lips.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2 3 4
Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)