tacit approval meaning, tacit approval definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If you refer to someone's tacit agreement or approval, you mean they are agreeing to something or approving it without actually saying so, often because they are unwilling to admit to doing so.      adj   usu ADJ n  
The question was a tacit admission that a mistake had indeed been made...     
  tacitly      adv   ADV with v  
He tacitly admitted that the government had breached regulations.     
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hand gesture of approval
An abbreviation of the word 'relationship.' The word describes fans' approval of fictional or desired romances between characters or pop culture figures.
Example: I totally ship Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber.
register approval of or agreement with a post or poster in a on-line context by using a particular icon, usually a thumb-up
Ex.: I wish I could have upvoted a thousand times for that comment designating her as the greatest female pop singer of all time. NB also noun: an upvote.
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