disapprove








verb (used with object), dis·ap·proved, dis·ap·prov·ing.

  1. to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
  2. to withhold approval from; decline to sanction: The Senate disapproved the nominations.

verb (used without object), dis·ap·proved, dis·ap·prov·ing.

  1. to have an unfavorable opinion; express disapproval (usually followed by of).

verb

  1. (intr often foll by of) to consider wrong, bad, etc
  2. (tr) to withhold approval from
v.

late 15c., “disprove;” as the reverse of approve it is first attested 1640s. See dis- + approve. Related: Disapproved; disapproving.

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