Reprove meaning

rĭ-pro͝ov
To reprove is to criticize or scold someone.

When you tell a young person that you do not like the way they dress, this is an example of a situation where you reprove.

When you scold someone for his bad behavior, this is an example of a situation where you reprove.

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To express disapproval to (someone); criticize.

Reproved the children for making too much noise.

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To express disapproval about (something).
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To speak to in disapproval; rebuke.
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To express disapproval of (something done or said); censure.
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To refute; disprove.
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To convince or convict.
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(intransitive) To express disapproval. [from 14th c.]
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To criticise, rebuke or reprimand (someone). [from 14th c.]
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To prevent, avoid, deny or suppress (a feeling, behaviour, action etc.). [from 14th c.]
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Origin of reprove

  • Middle English reproven from Anglo-Norman repruver variant of Old French reprover from Late Latin reprobāre to disapprove reprobate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman reprover, Middle French reprouver, from Latin reprobāre.

    From Wiktionary