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disapprove

verb dis·ap·prove \-ˈprüv\

: to believe that someone or something is bad or wrong : to not approve of someone or something

: to officially refuse to approve or accept (something)

Full Definition of DISAPPROVE

transitive verb
1
:  to pass unfavorable judgment on
2
:  to refuse approval to :  reject
intransitive verb
:  to feel or express disapproval
dis·ap·prov·er noun
dis·ap·prov·ing·ly \-ˈprü-viŋ-lē\ adverb
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Examples of DISAPPROVE

  1. She married him even though her parents disapproved.
  2. The treaty was disapproved by the Senate.

First Known Use of DISAPPROVE

1614

Rhymes with DISAPPROVE

DISAPPROVING Defined for Kids

disapprove

verb dis·ap·prove \ˌdi-sə-ˈprüv\
dis·ap·proveddis·ap·prov·ing

Definition of DISAPPROVE for Kids

:  to dislike or be against someone or something <Mom disapproved of the TV show.>

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