What does disapprove mean?

Definitions for disapprove
ˌdɪs əˈpruvdis·ap·prove

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disapprove(verb)

    consider bad or wrong

  2. disapprove, reject(verb)

    deem wrong or inappropriate

    "I disapprove of her child rearing methods"


  1. disapprove(Verb)

    To condemn; consider wrong or inappropriate.

  2. disapprove(Verb)

    To refuse to approve; reject.

  3. disapprove(Verb)

    To have or express an unfavorable opinion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disapprove(verb)

    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

  2. Disapprove(verb)

    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

  3. Origin: [Pref. dis- + approve: cf. F. dapprouver. Cf. Disapprobation.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disapprove

    dis-a-prōōv′, v.t. to give an unfavourable opinion of, to regard as bad or blameworthy (usually followed with of): to reject.—n. Disapprov′al.—adv. Disapprov′ingly.

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How to say disapprove in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disapprove in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disapprove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of disapprove in a Sentence

  1. Voltaire:

    I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

  2. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

  3. Ben Cardin:

    This is a close call, but after a lengthy review, I will vote to disapprove the deal.

  4. Bob Corker:

    During that period of time Congress can either approve, disapprove or take no action at all.

  5. Robert Menendez:

    I believe we could still get a better deal and here's how: We can disapprove this agreement, without rejecting the entire agreement.

Images & Illustrations of disapprove

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