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Definition of disapprove verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disapprove
he / she / it disapproves
past simple disapproved
-ing form disapproving
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 to think that someone or something is not good or suitable; to not approve of someone or 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 A solid majority disapproves the way the president is handling the controversy. opposite approve
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