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English verb: disapprove

1. disapprove (cognition) consider bad or wrong

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)discountenance, frown on, frown upon


2. disapprove (communication) deem wrong or inappropriate

SamplesI disapprove of her child rearing methods.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)deprecate, deter, discourage, object

Antonymsapprove, o.k., okay, sanction

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