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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?
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Some scholars have disapproved banks of milk and the act of nursing the infants with this milk.
Both the IBC Structural Committee and the IRC Building-Energy Committee disapproved proposals that would have reorganized decay and termite protection provisions in the IBC and IRC and would have accepted compliance with several ASTM standards in lieu of compliance with AWPA standards.
Meanwhile, a Mainichi Shimbun poll, also conducted over the weekend, shows that 42% approved of the cabinet, down 4 points from March, against 39% who disapproved, up 1 point.
By contrast, in July 2009, those who disapproved of Obama mainly cited policy disagreements.
As controversies continue to swirl around President Donald Trump's administration, a majority of Americans have disapproved of his work during his first couple of months in the White House, a new poll released Friday showed.
Nationwide, 48 percent of the respondents said they disapproved of the proposed BBL, while 23 percent approved and 28 percent expressed indecision, resulting in a record-low net score (approval minus disapproval) of -24.
The poll found that only 45 percent approved of Obama's handling of his job, as compared to 51 percent who disapproved.
The poll showed that 53 percent disapproved of the way the 75-year-old king is carrying out his functions compared to 42 percent who approved.
In April 2012, 45 percent in the Fox News poll of registered voters approved of the job Obama was doing as president and 51 percent disapproved.
The proposer will then be advised of the action and may present any disapproved resolution to the General Assembly at the Annual Convention of The Florida Bar (June 26 at the Orlando World Center Marriott) if the member requests publication of the general nature of the resolution in the next issue of The Florida Bar News following notice from the committee.
MUSLIM businessman Mustaq Ahmed, 40, murdered his daughter's boyfriend because he disapproved of their relationship.
A Washington Post/ABC poll of May 25 found that 57 percent of Americans disapproved of the President's handling of this scandal, while only 36 percent approved.
Some 38 per cent of people polled approved of Tony Blair leading the country into war, while 44 per cent of people disapproved.
A similar PPIC survey conducted last October found 43 percent of Californians disapproved of Davis' job performance.