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To disapprove of something or someone - synonyms or related words



to not approve of someone or something



to disagree with or not approve of a plan or policy

disagree with

to not approve of something because you think that it is dishonest or immoral

frown on

to not approve of something



formal to say that you do not approve of something

not hold with something

to not approve of an activity or action

not look kindly on/upon

to not approve of something

take a dim/poor view of

to not approve of something

have a problem with something

to not like or approve of something, for example something that someone has done

put some distance between

to say or do something that shows that you are not connected with or do not approve of something

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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