Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun approving

1 sense of approving

Sense 1
blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")
       => support -- (aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support")

Antonyms of verb approve

2 senses of approve

Sense 1
approve, O.K., okay, sanction -- (give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")
       Antonym of disapprove (Sense 2)
      => disapprove, reject -- (deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods")

Sense 2
approve -- (judge to be right or commendable; think well of)
       Antonym of disapprove (Sense 1)
      => disapprove -- (consider bad or wrong)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb approve

2 senses of approve

Sense 1
approve, O.K., okay, sanction -- (give sanction to; "I approve of his educational policies")
       => authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")

Sense 2
approve -- (judge to be right or commendable; think well of)
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Antonyms of adj approving

1 sense of approving

Sense 1
approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive -- (expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod")

INDIRECT (VIA favorable) -> unfavorable, unfavourable -- (not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression")

Similarity of adj approving

1 sense of approving

Sense 1
approving, affirmative, approbative, approbatory, plausive -- (expressing or manifesting praise or approval; "approbative criticism"; "an affirmative nod")
       => favorable (vs. unfavorable), favourable -- (encouraging or approving or pleasing; "a favorable reply"; "he received a favorable rating"; "listened with a favorable ear"; "made a favorable impression")

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