Allow and Disapprove


Allow verb - To give permission for or to approve of.
Usage example: flash photography is not allowed inside the church

Disapprove is an antonym for allow in topics: set aside, admit, permit an action.

Nearby Words: allowance, allowable, allowing


Disapprove verb - To be unwilling to grant.
Usage example: the committee disapproved the proposal to allow casino gambling in the state

Allow is an antonym for disapprove in condemn topic.

Common collocations

chance allow chance disapprove chance
way allow way disapprove way

Both words in one sentence

  • He doesn't disapprove of the game itself so much as he felt that publishing it under the Tetris name didn't allow it to stand under its own merits.
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