disapprove vs reject what difference

what is difference between disapprove and reject

English

Etymology

dis- +‎ approve

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsəˈpɹuːv/

Verb

disapprove (third-person singular simple present disapproves, present participle disapproving, simple past and past participle disapproved)

  1. (intransitive) To condemn; to consider wrong or inappropriate; used with of.
    She disapproves of rap music because of its sometimes aggressive lyrics.
  2. (transitive) To refuse to approve; reject.
  3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Antonyms

  • approve

Related terms

  • disapprobation
  • disapproval

Translations

Further reading

  • disapprove in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • disapprove in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • disapprove at OneLook Dictionary Search


English

Etymology

From Late Middle English rejecten, from Latin rēiectus, past participle of rēicere (to throw back), from rē- (back) + iacere (to throw). Displaced native Middle English forwerpen (to reject) (from Old English forweorpan), Middle English forcasten (to reject, throw away) (from Old Norse forkasta), Middle English skirpen (to reject, spew out) (from Old Norse skirpa (to reject, spit out)), Middle English wernen (to refuse, reject) (from Old English wiernan (to refuse, reject)), Middle English withchosen, withchesen (to reject, choose against) (from Old English wiþċēosan (to reject)).

Pronunciation

  • (verb) enPR: rĭjĕktʹ, IPA(key): /ɹɪˈdʒɛkt/
  • (noun) enPR: rēʹjĕkt, IPA(key): /ˈɹiːdʒɛkt/
  • Hyphenation: re‧ject
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt

Verb

reject (third-person singular simple present rejects, present participle rejecting, simple past and past participle rejected)

  1. (transitive) To refuse to accept.
  2. (basketball) To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.
  3. To refuse a romantic advance.

Synonyms

  • (refuse to accept): decline, refuse, turn down, repudiate, disown, abnegate, abjure, deny

Antonyms

  • (refuse to accept): accept, take up

Translations

Noun

reject (plural rejects)

  1. Something that is rejected.
  2. (derogatory slang) An unpopular person.
  3. (colloquial) A rejected defective product in a production line.
  4. (aviation) A rejected takeoff.

Synonyms

  • (something that is rejected): castaway
  • (an unpopular person): outcast, castaway, alien
  • (rejected takeoff): RTO

Related terms

  • rejection

Translations


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