seal of approval

seal of approval
an indication of approved or superior status (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑cachet, ↑seal
Derivationally related forms: ↑seal (for: ↑seal)
Hypernyms: ↑award, ↑accolade, ↑honor, ↑honour, ↑laurels

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seal of approval UK US noun [singular]
something that you say that shows you admire someone or approve of them
Thesaurus: approvalsynonym

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seal (or stamp) of approval
an official statement or indication that something is accepted or regarded favorably

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seal of approval
: an action or statement that shows approval or official acceptance

The bill has the President's seal of approval.

Fans have given the band's new song their seal of approval. [=fans like the band's new song]

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Main Entry:seal

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