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disapprove

To disapprove is to object to something, or frown on it. Your parents, worried about head injuries, might disapprove of your joining the football team.

You can say that you disapprove of violence in movies and video games, or that you disapprove of censorship of any kind. Almost everyone disapproves of things like drunk driving or being cruel to animals. In all of these examples, to disapprove is to believe something is wrong or bad. Originally, in the 15th century, the word meant "disprove," but by the mid-1600s the meaning shifted to "the reverse of approve."

Definitions of disapprove
  1. verb
    consider bad or wrong
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    Antonyms:
    approve
    judge to be right or commendable; think well of
    types:
    frown on, frown upon
    look disapprovingly upon
    discountenance
    show disapproval by discouraging
    type of:
    evaluate, judge, pass judgment
    form a critical opinion of
  2. verb
    deem wrong or inappropriate
    “I disapprove of her child rearing methods”
    synonyms: reject
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    Antonyms:
    O.K., approve, okay, sanction
    give sanction to
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    object
    express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
    deprecate
    express strong disapproval of; deplore
    deter, discourage
    try to prevent; show opposition to
    demur, except
    take exception to
    challenge, take exception
    raise a formal objection in a court of law
    carp, cavil, chicane
    raise trivial objections
    mind
    be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    remonstrate
    argue in protest or opposition
    make a stink, raise a stink, raise hell
    take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    type of:
    evaluate, judge, pass judgment
    form a critical opinion of
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