how to pronounce disapprove


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disapprove is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of disapprove in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… not whether we approve or disapprove of …”

meanings of disapprove


  1. To refuse to approve; reject.
  2. To condemn; to consider wrong or inappropriate; used with of.
  3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion.

disapprove frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word disapprove occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics disapprove can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that disapprove can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with disapprove


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