Definition of disapprove verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

disapprove

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːv//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disapprove
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːv//
 
he / she / it disapproves
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvz//
 
past simple disapproved
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvd//
 
past participle disapproved
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvd//
 
-ing form disapproving
BrE BrE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdɪsəˈpruːvɪŋ//
 
 
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to think that somebody/something is not good or suitable; to not approve of somebody/something She wants to be an actress, but her parents disapprove. disapprove of somebody/something He strongly disapproved of the changes that had been made. disapprove something (North American English) A solid majority disapproves the way the president is handling the controversy. opposite approveExtra examples bigots who morally disapprove of homosexuality socially disapproved behavior In some parts of India, inter-caste marriages were thoroughly disapproved of. She wants to be an actor but her parents disapprove.
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