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disapprove

(Condemn), verb admonish, animadvert, belittle, berate, brand, call to account, cast aspersions on, cast blame upon, castigate, cavil, censure, chastise, chide, criticize, debase, declaim against, decry, denounce, deprecate, discommend, discountenance, discredit, disfavor, dislike, disparage, dispraise, dress down, exclaim against, excoriate, find fault with, fulminate against, hold up to execration, hold up to reprobation, impeach, impugn, malign, muckrake, not take kindly to, object to, objurgate, pass censure upon, pass unfavorable judgment upon, rebuke, regard as wrong, regard with blame, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprobate, repudiate, revile, run down, scold, set oneself against, sully, take a dim view of, take exception to, take to task, think ill of, think reprehensible, think wrong, upbraid, view with disfavor, vilipend

disapprove

(Reject), verb abnegate, be against, be contrary, be opposed to, boycott, come in conflict with, condemnare, confute, contradict, contravene, controvert, debunk, decline to sanction, demur, deny, deprecate, dissccord with, disagree with, disallow, disavow, disclaim, dispute, gainsay, go against, negate, negative, not abide, not accept, not admit, not approve, not consider, not counnenance, not have any part of, not support, object, oppose, pass up, protest, rebuff, refuse, refuse assent to, refuse connent, refuse to confirm, refuse to ratify, refuse to receive, refuse to sanction, reject as inadmissable, renounce, repel, repudiate, resist, scorn, set aside, shun, side against, speak against, spurn, stand against, take exception, take exceppion to, turn away, turn down, turn from, veto, vote against, vote down, withhold approval from, withhold one's assent, withhold permission
See also: abrogate, annul, ban, blame, cavil, censor, censure, challenge, complain, condemn, conflict, confront, contemn, counter, counteract, criticize, decry, demur, denounce, deprecate, disaccord, disagree, disallow, discommend, disfavor, dissent, enjoin, except, expostulate, fault, fight, forbid, impeach, object, oppose, protest, rebuke, refuse, reject, remonstrate, renounce, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, spurn
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Whatever I did you were there to disapprove like a--like a--like an aunt,' she concluded triumphantly.
This time, the doctor will not disapprove of your shooting.
Nonsense," I answered promptly; "I don't disapprove of the boa-constrictor; on the contrary, I'm interested in his mental processes.
It's only right that you shouldn't disapprove of me.
I disapprove so strongly of unequal marriages," she said, walking on slowly towards the cottage, "that I cannot, in common consistency, become one of your guests.
They will not greatly disapprove, dear Gilbert,' said she, earnestly kissing my hand; 'they cannot, when they know you, or, if they could, they would not be true friends - I should not care for their estrangement.
I do not disapprove the taste of my sister; nor will I doubt but that she is equally the object of his inclinations.
Alexey Alexandrovitch was in principle in favor of the publicity of legal proceedings, though for some higher official considerations he disliked the application of the principle in Russia, and disapproved of it, as far as he could disapprove of anything instituted by authority of the Emperor.
The Toronto Stock Exchange neither approves nor disapproves the information contained in this News Release, Bema Gold Corporation trades on The Toronto and American stock exchanges.
NOTE: The Alberta Stock Exchange neither approves nor disapproves