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dis·ap·prove

disapprove

 
pronunciation:
dIs pruv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disapproves, disapproving, disapproved
definition: to have a low opinion of someone or something; not approve (often followed by "of").
Her parents disapproved of her new friends.
synonyms:
object
antonyms:
approve
similar words:
frown on
derivations: disapprovingly (adv.), disapprover (n.)
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The word disapprove contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
prob, prov, -prove Latin root that means good; test, prove