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Approval vs. Confirmation — What's the Difference?

Approval vs. Confirmation — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Approval and Confirmation

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Approval

Favorable regard; commendation.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

In Christian denominations that practice infant baptism, confirmation is seen as the sealing of the covenant created in baptism. Those being confirmed are known as confirmands.
May 01, 2022

Approval

Acceptance as satisfactory;
He bought it on approval
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Confirmation

The act of confirming.
May 01, 2022

Approval

The act or an instance of approving.
May 01, 2022
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Confirmation

Something that confirms; verification.
May 01, 2022

Approval

An official approbation; a sanction.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A Christian rite admitting a baptized person to full membership in a church.
May 01, 2022

Approval

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.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A ceremony in Judaism that marks the completion of a young person's religious training.
May 01, 2022

Approval

An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
Words of approval never seem to come from him.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

An official indicator that things will happen as planned.
We will send you a written confirmation of your hotel booking.
May 01, 2022

Approval

Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match their stated interests; the collector can approve of or return the item.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A verification that something is true or has happened.
The announcement in the newspaper was a confirmation of my suspicions.
May 01, 2022

Approval

Approbation; sanction.
A censor . . . without whose approval n capital sentences are to be executed.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A ceremony of sealing and conscious acknowledgement of the faith in many Christian churches, typically around the ages of 14 to 18; considered a sacrament in some churches, including Catholicism, but not in most Protestant churches.
May 01, 2022

Approval

The formal act of giving approval;
He gave the project his blessing
His decision merited the approval of any sensible person
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

The act of confirming or strengthening; the act of establishing, ratifying, or sanctioning; as, the confirmation of an appointment.
Their blood is shedIn confirmation of the noblest claim.
May 01, 2022

Approval

A feeling of liking something or someone good;
Although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval
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Confirmation

That which confirms; that which gives new strength or assurance; as to a statement or belief; additional evidence; proof; convincing testimony.
Trifles light as airAre to the jealous confirmations strongAs proofs of holy writ.
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Approval

A message expressing a favorable opinion;
Words of approval seldom passed his lips
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A rite supplemental to baptism, by which a person is admitted, through the laying on of the hands of a bishop, to the full privileges of the church, as in the Roman Catholic, the Episcopal Church, etc.
This ordinance is called confirmation, because they who duly receive it are confirmed or strengthened for the fulfillment of their Christian duties, by the grace therein bestowed upon them.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A conveyance by which a voidable estate is made sure and not voidable, or by which a particular estate is increased; a contract, express or implied, by which a person makes that firm and binding which was before voidable.
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

Additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct;
Fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

Information that confirms or verifies
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Confirmation

Making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it;
The ratification of the treaty
Confirmation of the appointment
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism
May 01, 2022

Confirmation

A sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church
May 01, 2022

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