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Adoption vs. Approval

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  • Adoption (noun)

    The act of adopting. en

  • Adoption (noun)

    The state of being adopted; the acceptance of a child of other parents as if he or she were one's own child.

    "A Chinese baby girl was given away for adoption."

  • Adoption (noun)

    Admission to an institution, for example a hospital, clinic, mental asylum.

    "the adoption of people into hospitals or monasteries"

  • Adoption (noun)

    The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance

    "the adoption of opinions"

    "the adoption of words from another language"

  • Adoption (noun)

    Transfer between an old system to another (usually better) system.

    "Our company is considering the adoption of a four-day week."

  • Adoption (noun)

    An act of divine grace by which the redeemed in Christ are admitted to the privileges of the sons of God.

  • Adoption (noun)

    Ten consecutive wins against an opponent.

  • Approval (noun)

    An expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing{{,}} or event meets requirements.

    "I need to get an approval on this purchase order."

  • Approval (noun)

    An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.

    "Words of approval never seem to come from him."

  • Approval (noun)

    Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.

Wiktionary
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  • Adoption (noun)

    The act of adopting, or state of being adopted; voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be the same as one's own child.

  • Adoption (noun)

    Admission to a more intimate relation; reception; as, the adoption of persons into hospitals or monasteries, or of one society into another.

  • Adoption (noun)

    The choosing and making that to be one's own which originally was not so; acceptance; as, the adoption of opinions.

  • Approval (noun)

    Approbation; sanction.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Adoption (noun)

    the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception;

    "its adoption by society"

    "the proposal found wide acceptance"

  • Adoption (noun)

    a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit)

  • Adoption (noun)

    the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source;

    "the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent"

  • Approval (noun)

    the formal act of giving approval;

    "he gave the project his blessing"

    "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

  • Approval (noun)

    a feeling of liking something or someone good;

    "although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval"

  • Approval (noun)

    acceptance as satisfactory;

    "he bought it on approval"

  • Approval (noun)

    a message expressing a favorable opinion;

    "words of approval seldom passed his lips"

Princeton's WordNet

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