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disapprove

[ dis-uh-proov ]
/ 藢d瑟s 蓹藞pruv /
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verb (used with object), dis路ap路proved, dis路ap路prov路ing.
to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
to withhold approval from; decline to sanction: The Senate disapproved the nominations.
verb (used without object), dis路ap路proved, dis路ap路prov路ing.
to have an unfavorable opinion; express disapproval (usually followed by of).
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Origin of disapprove

First recorded in 1475鈥85; dis-1 + approve

OTHER WORDS FROM disapprove

dis路ap路prov路er, noundis路ap路prov路ing路ly, adverbpost路dis路ap路proved, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH disapprove

disapprove , disprove
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British Dictionary definitions for disapprove

disapprove
/ (藢d瑟s蓹藞pru藧v) /

verb
(intr often foll by of) to consider wrong, bad, etc
(tr) to withhold approval from

Derived forms of disapprove

disapproving, adjectivedisapprovingly, adverb
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