[self-uh-poin-tid] /ˈsɛlf əˈpɔɪn tɪd/
chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, especially pompously or self-righteously:
a self-appointed guardian of the public’s morals.
having assumed authority without the agreement of others: a self-appointed critic
noun 1. the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone. 2. an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation. 3. an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics’ appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion. noun 1. an […]
[uh-pree-shee-ey-shuh n] /əˌpri ʃiˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. gratitude; thankful recognition: They showed their appreciation by giving him a gold watch. 2. the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value. 3. clear perception or recognition, especially of aesthetic quality: a course in art appreciation. 4. an increase or rise in […]
noun 1. approval; commendation. 2. official approval or sanction. 3. Obsolete. conclusive proof. noun 1. commendation; praise 2. official recognition or approval 3. an obsolete word for proof
noun 1. the act of approving; approbation. 2. formal permission or sanction. 3. Philately. one of a group of selected stamps sent by a dealer to a prospective customer for examination and either purchase or return. Idioms 4. on approval, without obligation to buy unless satisfactory to the customer upon trial or examination and, otherwise, […]