An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to express disapproval; often used with "of")
a. desaprobar
Lili disapproves of Karl's behavior and calls it a juvenile prank.Lili desaprueba la conducta de Karl y la considera una travesura infantil.
b. estar en contra
My dad disapproves of me getting a tattoo on the back of my hand.Mi padre está en contra de que me haga un tatuaje en el dorso de la mano.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to refuse to sanction)
a. rechazar
The union members disapproved the contract proposal.Los miembros del sindicato rechazaron la propuesta de contrato.
3. (to consider wrong)
a. desaprobar
Lucy's parents disapprove her boyfriend because he's a drug dealer.Los padres de Lucy desaprueban a su novio porque es traficante de drogas.
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (general)
a. estar en contra, mostrar desaprobación
to disapprove of somethingdesaprobar algo
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disapprove [ˌdɪsəˈpruːv]
intransitive verb
to disapprove of sth estar en contra de algo; desaprobar algo; to disapprove of sb mirar mal a algn; no mirar con buenos ojos a algn; her father disapproved of me su padre me miraba mal or no me miraba con buenos ojos; I think he disapproves of me creo que no me mira con buenos ojos; creo que me tiene poca simpatía; he disapproves of gambling está en contra del juego; desaprueba la práctica del juego; I strongly disapprove yo estoy firmemente en contra; I wanted to go but father disapproved yo quería ir pero papá no quiso permitirlo; your mother would disapprove tu madre estaría en contra or lo desaprobaría
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