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1. disapprove

verb. ['ˌdɪsəˈpruːv'] consider bad or wrong.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • discountenance
  • evaluate
  • judge
  • frown on

Antonyms

  • persuade
  • talk into
  • fail
  • pass

Etymology

  • approve (English)
  • dis- (English)

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Rhymes with Disapprove

  • disprove
  • improve
  • struve
  • remove
  • behoove
  • veuve
  • stuve
  • stueve
  • groove
  • you've
  • move
  • juve
  • duve

Sentences with disapprove


1. Verb, base form
He may fear that you will not meet their expectations and that they will disapprove of you.

2. Noun, singular or mass
This has sometimes led to the erroneous notion that Pentecostals disapprove of doctors or modern medicine.

Quotes about disapprove


1. No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.
- Madeleine Albright

2. I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?
- J.R.R. Tolkien

3. 4 in 5 Americans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, which begs the question: Are 1 in 5 Americans retarded?
- Jarod Kintz, Sleepwalking is restercise

2. disapprove

verb. ['ˌdɪsəˈpruːv'] deem wrong or inappropriate.

Synonyms

  • pass judgment
  • deprecate
  • evaluate
  • judge
  • discourage
  • reject
  • object

Antonyms

  • reject
  • flatter
  • criticize
  • convict

Etymology

  • approve (English)
  • dis- (English)
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