Definitions and Examples of oppose, disapprove, reject
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To be against or resist something; to express disagreement or disapproval.
The opposition party will oppose the new tax bill proposed by the government.
To have an unfavorable opinion of something; to express disapproval or condemnation.
My parents disapprove of my decision to drop out of college.
To refuse to accept or consider something; to dismiss or turn down an offer or proposal.
The company decided to reject the merger proposal due to financial concerns.
Key Differences: oppose vs disapprove vs reject
- 1Oppose implies active resistance or disagreement towards something.
- 2Disapprove suggests a negative evaluation or judgment of something.
- 3Reject means to refuse or dismiss something outright.
Effective Usage of oppose, disapprove, reject
- 1Express Disagreement: Use oppose to express active resistance or disagreement towards something.
- 2Show Disapproval: Use disapprove to express a negative evaluation or judgment of something.
- 3Refuse or Dismiss: Use reject to refuse or dismiss something outright.
The antonyms of indorsed convey a negative or opposing stance towards something. Oppose implies active resistance, disapprove suggests negative evaluation, and reject means to refuse or dismiss something outright. Use these words to express disagreement, show disapproval, or refuse/dismiss something.