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Definition 1: consider bad or wrong - [verb of cognition]

(disapprove is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of disapprove ) look disapprovingly upon

(... is a kind of disapprove ) show disapproval by discouraging

"any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced"

Definition 2: deem wrong or inappropriate - [verb of communication]

Samples where disapprove or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I disapprove of her child rearing methods

Synonyms for disapprove in the sense of this definition

(disapprove is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of disapprove ) 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"

(... is a kind of disapprove ) express strong disapproval of; deplore

(... is a kind of disapprove ) try to prevent; show opposition to

"We should discourage this practice among our youth"

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