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Approval vs. Accolade

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Approvalnoun

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.’;

Accoladenoun

An expression of approval; praise.

Approvalnoun

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

‘Words of approval never seem to come from him.’;

Accoladenoun

A special acknowledgment; an award.

Approvalnoun

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

Accoladenoun

An embrace of greeting or salutation.

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Approvalnoun

Approbation; sanction.

‘A censor . . . without whose approval n capital sentences are to be executed.’;

Accoladenoun

(historical) A salutation marking the conferring of knighthood, consisting of an embrace or a kiss, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat of a sword.

Approvalnoun

the formal act of giving approval;

‘he gave the project his blessing’; ‘his decision merited the approval of any sensible person’;

Accoladenoun

(music) A brace used to join two or more staves.

Approvalnoun

a feeling of liking something or someone good;

‘although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval’;

Accoladenoun

Written Presidential certificate recognizing service by personnel who died or were wounded in action between 1917 and 1918, or who died in service between 1941 and 1947, or died of wounds received in Korea between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Service of civilians who died overseas or as a result of injury or disease contracted while serving in a civilian capacity with the United States Armed Forces during the dates and/or in areas prescribed is in like manner recognized.

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Approvalnoun

acceptance as satisfactory;

‘he bought it on approval’;

Accoladenoun

(architecture) An ornament composed of two ogee curves meeting in the middle, each concave toward its outer extremity and convex toward the point at which it meets the other. Such accolades are either plain or adorned with rich moldings, and are a frequent motive of decoration on the lintels of doors and windows of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, especially in secular architecture.

Approvalnoun

a message expressing a favorable opinion;

‘words of approval seldom passed his lips’;

Accoladeverb

(transitive) To embrace or kiss in salutation.

Accoladeverb

To confer a knighthood on.

Accoladeverb

(transitive) To confer praise or awards on.

‘an accoladed novel’;

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Accoladenoun

A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood, consisting of an embrace, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat blade of a sword.

Accoladenoun

A brace used to join two or more staves.

Accoladenoun

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;

‘an award for bravery’;

Accolade

The accolade (also known as dubbing or adoubement) (Latin: benedictio militis) was the central act in the rite of passage ceremonies conferring knighthood in the Middle Ages. From about 1852, the term accolade was used much more generally to mean or or .

‘praise’; ‘award’; ‘honour’;

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