tacit approval meaning, tacit approval definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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tacit

  
  
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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tact, tacitly, taciturn, tactic

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n.
hand gesture of approval

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