Pronunciation: (dis"u-prOOv'), [key]
—v., -proved, -prov•ing.
1. to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in opinion.
2. to withhold approval from; decline to sanction: The Senate disapproved the nominations.
to have an unfavorable opinion; express disapproval (usually fol. by of).
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