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Pronunciation:  `disu'proov

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  consider bad or wrong
  2. [v]  refuse to approve; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"

DISAPPROVE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: reject
 Antonyms: approve, approve, O.K., okay, sanction
 See Also: deprecate, deter, discountenance, discourage, frown on, frown upon, judge, object



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis`ap*prove\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disapproved}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Disapproving}.] [Pref. dis- + approve: cf. F.
d['e]approuver. Cf. {Disapprobation}.]
1. To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of
   the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or
   inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of

2. To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to decline
   to sanction; as, the sentence of the court-martial was
   disapproved by the commander in chief.

Note: This verb is often followed by of; as, to disapprove of
      an opinion, of such conduct. See {Approve}.

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