disapprove

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verb dis·ap·prove \-ˈprüv\

Definition of disapprove

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to pass unfavorable judgment on

  3. 2 :  to refuse approval to :  reject

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to feel or express disapproval

disapprover

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disapprovingly

play \-ˈprü-viŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of disapprove in a Sentence

  1. She married him even though her parents disapproved.

  2. The treaty was disapproved by the Senate.

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First Known Use of disapprove

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DISAPPROVE Defined for English Language Learners

disapprove

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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

disapprove

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verb dis·ap·prove \ˌdi-sə-ˈprüv\

Definition of disapprove for Students

disapproved

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disapproving

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



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