Examples of disapprove in a Sentence
She married him even though her parents disapproved.
The treaty was disapproved by the Senate.
Recent Examples of disapprove from the Web
Vetter Brothers Filmworks A hopeless romantic (Wesley Elder) is paid to break up a girl’s relationship by her disapproving parents.
Sarah Paulson and Victor Garber also appear in the film as Salinger's agent and his disapproving father.
When his personal correspondence was leaked, Comer was outed as gay to his grandparents, who disapprove of homosexuality, and to the rest of the world.
Trump’s handling of the economy also isn’t a disaster: 43 percent approve of it compared to 41 percent who disapprove and 16 percent who are unsure.
Even Varys, the Master of Whispers himself, disapproves.
And the mental gymnastics of that position—performing everything but the ceremony, telegraphing approval while formally disapproving—is exactly what led some rabbis to embrace intermarriage.
Most Americans disapprove of the president—but most of them disapprove of the press as well.
Eighty-one percent of New Jersey voters disapproved of the job Christie was doing.
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First Known Use of disapprove
Synonymsdecline, disallow, deny, negative, nix, refuse, reject, reprobate, withhold
Antonymsallow, concede, grant, let, OK (or okay), permit
Related Wordsban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto; rebuff, repel, spurn; check, constrain, curb, hold, keep, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstruct
Near Antonymsafford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafe
DISAPPROVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disapprove for English Language Learners
: 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)
DISAPPROVE Defined for Kids
Definition of disapprove for Students
- Mom disapproved of the TV show.
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