Approve : Synonyms and Antonyms


( Verb )

Her father will never approve of her marriage with you.


1. Acclaim

2. Admire

3. Applaud

4. Appreciate

5. Commend

6. Esteem

7. Like

8. Regard highly

9. Respect

10. Accept

11. Advocate

12. Allow

13. Confirm

14. Bless

15. Give the green signal

16. Mandate

Contextual Examples:

It was acclaimed as a great discovery.

I admire him for his success in business.

The crowd applauded him for five minutes.

The school appreciated her for her shining results in the final board examinations.

The Journalist was commended for his reporting of the case.

The changes provide an opportunity for The President to recapture the public esteem.


1. Blame

2. Censure

3. Condemn

4. Deplore

5. Deprecat

6. Disapprove

7. Dislike

8. Frown upon

9. Object to

10. Disallow

11. Discountenance

12. Veto

Contextual Examples:

The bad work man always blames his tools.

Two students were censured by their class teacher for their low performance in the examination.

The news papers were quick to condemn him for his mistakes.

The President said that he deplored the killings of the innocent people by the extremists.

The article deprecates the negative attitude of the politicians.

The Synonyms and Antonyms form an integral part of the English Language. Acquaintance with the vocabulary of the English language is a necessity for effective expression either in written or in an oral from. Synonyms are nothing but the similar meanings of a particular word or its semantic relation. A Synonym is a word or a phrase that means the same as another word or a phrase in the same language. Antonyms are the negative connotation of a particular word. An Antonym is a word or phrase that is opposite in meaning to a particular word or a phrase in the same language.

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