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disapprove

withhold approval from; refuse to sanction; deplore; criticize
Not to be confused with:
disprove – refute; invalidate; discredit, negate, confute
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dis·ap·prove

 (dĭs′ə-pro͞ov′)
v. dis·ap·proved, dis·ap·prov·ing, dis·ap·proves
v.tr.
1. To have an unfavorable opinion of; condemn.
2. To refuse to approve; reject.
v.intr.
To have an unfavorable opinion: disapproves of drinking.

dis′ap·prov′er n.
dis′ap·prov′ing·ly adv.
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disapprove

(ˌdɪsəˈpruːv)
vb
1. (often foll by: of) to consider wrong, bad, etc
2. (tr) to withhold approval from
ˌdisapˈproving adj
ˌdisapˈprovingly adv
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dis•ap•prove

(ˌdɪs əˈpruv)

v. -proved, -prov•ing. v.t.
1. to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
2. to withhold approval from; decline to sanction.
v.i.
3. to have an unfavorable opinion; express disapproval (usu. fol. by of).
[1475–85]
dis`ap•prov′er, n.
dis`ap•prov′ing•ly, adv.
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disapprove


Past participle: disapproved
Gerund: disapproving

Imperative
disapprove
disapprove
Present
I disapprove
you disapprove
he/she/it disapproves
we disapprove
you disapprove
they disapprove
Preterite
I disapproved
you disapproved
he/she/it disapproved
we disapproved
you disapproved
they disapproved
Present Continuous
I am disapproving
you are disapproving
he/she/it is disapproving
we are disapproving
you are disapproving
they are disapproving
Present Perfect
I have disapproved
you have disapproved
he/she/it has disapproved
we have disapproved
you have disapproved
they have disapproved
Past Continuous
I was disapproving
you were disapproving
he/she/it was disapproving
we were disapproving
you were disapproving
they were disapproving
Past Perfect
I had disapproved
you had disapproved
he/she/it had disapproved
we had disapproved
you had disapproved
they had disapproved
Future
I will disapprove
you will disapprove
he/she/it will disapprove
we will disapprove
you will disapprove
they will disapprove
Future Perfect
I will have disapproved
you will have disapproved
he/she/it will have disapproved
we will have disapproved
you will have disapproved
they will have disapproved
Future Continuous
I will be disapproving
you will be disapproving
he/she/it will be disapproving
we will be disapproving
you will be disapproving
they will be disapproving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disapproving
you have been disapproving
he/she/it has been disapproving
we have been disapproving
you have been disapproving
they have been disapproving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disapproving
you will have been disapproving
he/she/it will have been disapproving
we will have been disapproving
you will have been disapproving
they will have been disapproving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disapproving
you had been disapproving
he/she/it had been disapproving
we had been disapproving
you had been disapproving
they had been disapproving
Conditional
I would disapprove
you would disapprove
he/she/it would disapprove
we would disapprove
you would disapprove
they would disapprove
Past Conditional
I would have disapproved
you would have disapproved
he/she/it would have disapproved
we would have disapproved
you would have disapproved
they would have disapproved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disapprove - consider bad or wrong
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
frown on, frown upon - look disapprovingly upon
discountenance - show disapproval by discouraging; "any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced"
approve - judge to be right or commendable; think well of
2.disapprove - deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
deprecate - express strong disapproval of; deplore
deter, discourage - try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
approve, O.K., okay, sanction - give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies"
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disapprove

verb
1. condemn, object to, dislike, censure, deplore, deprecate, frown on, take exception to, take a dim view of, find unacceptable, have a down on (informal), discountenance, look down your nose at (informal), raise an or your eyebrow My mother disapproved of my working in a pub.
condemn like, approve, applaud, compliment (informal), commend
2. turn down, reject, veto, set aside, spurn, disallow The judge disapproved the adoption because of my criminal record.
turn down approve, endorse, give the go-ahead (to), greenlight, O.K. or okay (informal)
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disapprove

verb
To have or express an unfavorable opinion of:
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Translations
يَسْتَنْكِر، لا يُوافِق على، يَسْتَهْجِن
neschvalovatnesouhlasit
misbillige
mislíka
nepritariamainepritariantisnepritarimasnepritarti
neatzītnosodīt
neschvaľovať
onaylamamakuygun bulmamak

disapprove

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] VI to disapprove of sthestar en contra de algo, desaprobar algo
to disapprove of sbmirar mal a algn, no mirar con buenos ojos a algn
her father disapproved of mesu padre me miraba mal or no me miraba con buenos ojos
I think he disapproves of mecreo que no me mira con buenos ojos, creo que me tiene poca simpatía
he disapproves of gamblingestá en contra del juego, desaprueba la práctica del juego
I strongly disapproveyo estoy firmemente en contra
I wanted to go but father disapprovedyo quería ir pero papá no quiso permitirlo
your mother would disapprovetu madre estaría en contra or lo desaprobaría
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

disapprove

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] vi
to disapprove of sb/sth → désapprouver qn/qch
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disapprove

vidagegen sein; if you don’t disapprove, I’d like to …wenn Sie nichts dagegen haben, würde ich gerne; to disapprove of somebodyjdn ablehnen; to disapprove of somethingetw missbilligen; he disapproves of children smokinger missbilligt es, wenn Kinder rauchen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

disapprove

[ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] vi to disapprove (of sb/sth)disapprovare (qn/qc)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

disapprove

(disəˈpruːv) verb
to have an unfavourable opinion (of). Her mother disapproved of her behaviour.
ˌdisapˈproval noun
She frowned to show her disapproval.
ˌdisapˈproving adjective
a disapproving look.
ˌdisapˈprovingly adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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And so from every point of view, whether of pleasure, honour, or advantage, the approver of justice is right and speaks the truth, and the disapprover is wrong and false and ignorant.
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In the tenth Assembly, the respondents were equally divided among strong supporters, approvers and strong disapprovers. In the eleventh Assembly, the position was different.
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BJP disapprovers and disassociates itself with the alleged statement.