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disapprove of (someone or something)

To regard someone or something as unacceptable or inappropriate. The boss frequently disapproves of our very long lunches on Friday afternoons. My mother disapproves of the length of my skirt, but I think it's just fine.
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disapprove of someone or something

to object to someone or something. I disapprove of her choice for maid of honor. Do you disapprove of me?
See also: disapprove, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sixty-eight percent of Republicans strongly approve of Trump's job performance, while an even larger 77% of Democrats strongly disapprove. The same pattern is seen in the opinions of Americans who consider themselves very conservative and very liberal.
Net approval of having a National ID system was also extremely strong at +61 (76 percent approve, 15 percent disapprove) among those who were satisfied with the performance of President Rodrigo Duterte, higher compared to the very strong +46 (69 percent approve, 23 percent disapprove) among those who were dissatisfied with him.
Americans' Views on the Iran Nuclear Deal Do you approve or disapprove of the Iran nuclear agreement?
(33% strongly disapprove, 23% approve, 20% disapprove, 16% neutral, 8% strongly approve.)
Suspicion in those who breastfeed and the number of breastfeeding does not disapprove breastfeeding because in Shari 'ah the approved is what commonly followed and disapproving what is approved cannot confirmed but by an evidence {AL-Qahtani 2010}.
About 38% disapprove of the reform at the State-owned and heavily indebted railways BDZ Holding, which includes mass layoffs, cancelation of a number of trains, and increased fares a of those disapproving a 37% are State servants, 27% work for the private sector, 27% have college degrees, and every second is a supporter or follower of the opposition, left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party, BSP.A 23% approve of the BDZ reform a mainly people from the private business and supporters of GERB.
Bahrain's National Dialogue has reached a consensus on increasing the powers of MPs, with participants agreeing that parliament should have full authority to reject the entire government if they disapprove, said a spokesman.
The Executive (Resolutions) Committee will then approve, disapprove, or make no recommendation with respect to any proposed resolution and shall state the specific reason(s) for its action.
Today the MP said: "I disapprove of the trade involving Meow Meow, legal highs or drugs in general.
The software is completely ad-supported with a bit of a twist: Unlike most ad-supported software, you can actually approve or disapprove of the ads, so if you see an ad you don't like, you can disapprove and it goes away.
Nearly three in four people worldwide now say they disapprove of George Bush's handling of the campaign in Iraq.
About 57 per cent of Americans disapprove of the job Bush is doing, and the most frequently mentioned reason is Iraq at 48 per cent.
Editor's reply: First, I deeply disapprove of all anti-Semitic acts.
A POLL of almost 1,000 people found that 71 per cent would like to talk about therapies, such as herbal medicine, hypnotherapy and reflexology, with their doctor but feared their GP might disapprove.