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verb [intransitive] disapprove pronunciation in British English /ˌdɪsəˈpruːv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledisapproving
past tensedisapproved
past participledisapproved
  1. to not approve of someone or something

    She wanted to confide in Alan, but was frightened he might disapprove.

    disapprove of:

    Why do you always have to disapprove of everything I do?

    strongly disapprove:

    I strongly disapprove of cheating.



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