Approval vs Confirmation - What's the difference?

approval | confirmation |


As nouns the difference between approval and confirmation

is that approval is an expression granting permission; an indication of agreement with a proposal; an acknowledgement that a person, thing or event meets requirements while confirmation is an official indicator that things will happen as planned.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

approval

English

Noun

(en 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.
  • An expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement; a compliment that also condones.
  • Words of approval never seem to come from him.
  • (especially, philately) Something mailed by a seller to a collector to match his stated interests; he can approve of or return the item.
  • Synonyms

    * (expression granting permission or indicating agreement) approbation, sanction * (expression of favorable acceptance and encouragement) commendation

    confirmation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An official indicator that things will happen as planned
  • Verification that something has happened
  • A sacrament of sealing and strengthening in many Christian Churches, often including a ceremony of anointing
  • * {{quote-song
  • , year = 1977 , title = (Only the Good Die Young) , composer = (Billy Joel) , album = , passage = You got a nice white dress / and a party on your confirmation . / You've got a brand new soul, / mm, and a cross of gold. }}