disapprove

  • 1 Disapprove — 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 disapprove — I (condemn) verb admonish, animadvert, belittle, berate, brand, call to account, cast aspersions on, cast blame upon, castigate, cavil, censure, chastise, chide, criticize, debase, declaim against, decry, denounce, denunciate, deprecate,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 disapprove of — index decry, discriminate (treat differently), regret Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 disapprove — verb ADVERB ▪ strongly ▪ thoroughly (esp. BrE) ▪ morally, socially (both AmE) ▪ bigots who morally disapprove of homosexuality ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 5 disapprove — Synonyms and related words: abjure, attaint, ban, belittle, bespatter, blackball, blacken, blame, blot, blow upon, brand, brush aside, categorically reject, censure, chuck, chuck out, condemn, contemn, contradict, criticize, decline, decry,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 6 disapprove of — Synonyms and related words: abhor, ban, be hostile to, belittle, blackball, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, categorically reject, cry down, debase, decry, degrade, depreciate, derogate from, detract from, disallow, disapprove,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 7 disapprove — v. 1) to disapprove completely, strongly, thoroughly, utterly 2) (D; intr.) to disapprove of (they disapproved strongly of my proposal) * * * [ˌdɪsə pruːv] strongly thoroughly utterly to disapprove completely (D; intr.) to disapprove of (they… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 disapprove — dis|ap|prove [ˌdısəˈpru:v] v 1.) to think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or wrong ≠ ↑approve ▪ I knew my parents would disapprove, but I went anyway. disapprove of ▪ I disapprove of diets; it s better to eat sensibly. ▪ Her… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 disapprove — dis|ap|prove [ ,dısə pruv ] verb intransitive * to not approve of someone or something: She wanted to confide in Alan, but was frightened he might disapprove. disapprove of: Why do you always have to disapprove of everything I do? strongly… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 disapprove — late 15c., disprove; as the reverse of approve it is first attested 1640s. See DIS (Cf. dis ) + APPROVE (Cf. approve). Related: Disapproved; disapproving …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 disapprove — [[t]dɪ̱səpru͟ːv[/t]] disapproves, disapproving, disapproved VERB If you disapprove of something or someone, you feel or show that you do not like them or do not approve of them. [V of n/ ing] Most people disapprove of such violent tactics... [V… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 disapprove of — have or express an unfavourable opinion. → disapprove …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 disapprove — verb (often disapprove of) have or express an unfavourable opinion. ↘officially refuse to agree to. Derivatives disapproval noun disapprover noun disapproving adjective disapprovingly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 disapprove — verb (I) to think that someone or their behaviour, ideas etc are bad or unsuitable (+ of): Mother disapproves of every boyfriend I bring home. | strongly disapprove: I strongly disapprove of couples living together before marriage …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 disapprove — disapprove, deprecate mean to feel or to express an objection to or condemnation of a person or thing. Dis approve implies an attitude of dislike or distaste on any good grounds (as social, ethical, or intellectual) and an unwillingness to accept …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 16 disapprove */ — UK [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] / US [ˌdɪsəˈpruv] verb [intransitive] Word forms disapprove : present tense I/you/we/they disapprove he/she/it disapproves present participle disapproving past tense disapproved past participle disapproved to not approve of… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 disapprove*/ — [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv] verb [I] to not approve of someone or something Why do you always have to disapprove of everything I do?[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 disapprove — [c]/dɪsəˈpruv / (say disuh proohv) verb (disapproved, disapproving) –verb (i) 1. to be full of censure. –verb (t) 2. to withhold approval from; decline to sanction: the court disapproved the verdict. 3. Obsolete to think wrong or reprehensible;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 disapprove — [v] condemn blame, censure, chastise, criticize, damn, decry, denounce, deplore, deprecate, detract, disallow, discommend, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, dismiss, dispraise, expostulate, find fault with, find unacceptable, frown on …

    New thesaurus

  • 20 disapprove — ► VERB ▪ have or express an unfavourable opinion. DERIVATIVES disapproval noun disapproving adjective …

    English terms dictionary


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