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3 definitions found
 for disapprove
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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, unsuitable, or
        inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of
        others.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: This verb is often followed by of; as, to disapprove of
           an opinion, of such conduct. See Approve.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  disapprove
      v 1: consider bad or wrong [ant: approve]
      2: deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child
         rearing methods" [syn: disapprove, reject] [ant: O.K.,
         approve, okay, sanction]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "disapprove":
     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, defame, defile, denounce, deny, deplore, deprecate,
     depreciate, despise, detract, disallow, disapprove of, discard,
     disclaim, discommend, discount, discountenance, disdain, disesteem,
     disfavor, dismiss, disown, disparage, dispraise, disregard,
     dissent from, except, exclude, expose, expose to infamy,
     expostulate, forswear, frown, frown at, frown down, frown upon,
     gibbet, grimace at, hang in effigy, ignore, knock, look askance at,
     look black upon, not approve, not go for, not hear of,
     not hold with, object, object to, oppose, ostracize, pass by,
     pass up, pillory, protest, push aside, put down, rebuff, recant,
     refuse, refuse to consider, reject, remonstrate, renounce, repel,
     reprehend, reprimand, reprobate, repudiate, repulse, run down,
     say no to, scout, shove away, slur, smear, soil, spurn, stain,
     stigmatize, sully, taint, take exception to, tarnish, think ill of,
     think little of, throw away, throw out, thumb down, turn away,
     turn down, turn out, view with disfavor, vilify, waive
  
  

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