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 for approval
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Approval \Ap*prov"al\, n.
     Approbation; sanction.
     [1913 Webster]
           A censor . . . without whose approval n? capital
           sentences are to be executed.            --Temple.
     [1913 Webster]
     Syn: See Approbation.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his
           blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any
           sensible person" [syn: blessing, approval, approving]
           [ant: disapproval]
      2: a feeling of liking something or someone good; "although she
         fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with
         approval" [ant: disapproval]
      3: acceptance as satisfactory; "he bought it on approval" [syn:
         approval, favorable reception, favourable reception]
      4: a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval
         seldom passed his lips" [syn: approval, commendation]
         [ant: disapproval]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "approval":
     John Hancock, OK, acceptance, accord, account, acquiescence,
     admiration, adoration, affirmance, affirmation, affirmative,
     affirmative voice, agreement, apotheosis, applause, appreciation,
     approbation, assent, authentication, authorization, awe, aye,
     blessing, breathless adoration, certification, commendation,
     compliance, compliment, concurrence, confirmation, connivance,
     consent, consideration, countersignature, courtesy, credit,
     deference, deification, duty, eagerness, eclat, endorsement,
     esteem, estimation, exaggerated respect, favor, go-ahead,
     great respect, green light, hero worship, high regard, homage,
     honor, idolatry, idolization, imprimatur, leave, mandate, nod,
     notarization, okay, permission, prestige, promptitude, promptness,
     ratification, readiness, regard, respect, reverence,
     reverential regard, rubber stamp, sanction, seal, sigil, signature,
     signet, stamp, stamp of approval, submission, subscription,
     suffrage, the nod, ungrudgingness, unloathness, unreluctance,
     validation, veneration, visa, vise, warrant, willingness, worship,

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