Reprove

  • 1 Reprove — Re*prove (r? pr??v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reproved} ( pr??vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reproving}.] [F. r[ e]prouver, OF. reprover, fr. L. reprobare. See {Reprieve}, {Reprobate}, and cf. {Reproof}.] 1. To convince. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When he is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 reprove — reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish, reproach, chide can all mean to criticize adversely, especially in order to warn of or to correct a fault. To reprove is to blame or censure, often kindly or without harshness and usually in the hope of… …

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  • 3 reprove — index admonish (warn), advise, blame, browbeat, castigate, censure, comment, complain ( …

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  • 4 reprove — c.1300, from O.Fr. reprover, from L.L. reprobare disapprove, reject, condemn (see REPROBATE (Cf. reprobate)) …

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  • 5 reprove — [v] rebuke admonish, bawl out*, berate, castigate, censure, chew out*, chide, condemn, jump down one’s throat*, lambaste, lay into*, lecture, read the riot act*, reprimand, reproach, scold, take to task*, upbraid; concepts 44,52 …

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  • 6 reprove — ► VERB ▪ rebuke or reprimand. ORIGIN Old French reprover, from late Latin reprobare disapprove …

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  • 7 reprove — [ri pro͞ov′] vt. reproved, reproving [ME reproven < OFr reprouver < LL(Ec) reprobare: see RE & PROVE] 1. to speak to in disapproval; rebuke 2. to express disapproval of (something done or said); censure 3. Obs. to refute; disprove …

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  • 8 reprove — verb (reproved; reproving) Etymology: Middle English repreven, reproven, from Anglo French reprover, from Late Latin reprobare to disapprove, condemn, from Latin re + probare to test, approve more at prove Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to …

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  • 9 reprove — reprover, n. reprovingly, adv. /ri proohv /, v., reproved, reproving. v.t. 1. to criticize or correct, esp. gently: to reprove a pupil for making a mistake. 2. to disapprove of strongly; censure: to reprove a bad decision. 3. Obs. to disprove or… …

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  • 10 reprove — v. (formal) (D; tr.) to reprove for * * * [rɪ pruːv] (formal) (D; tr.) to reprove for …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 reprove — UK [rɪˈpruːv] / US [rɪˈpruv] verb [transitive] Word forms reprove : present tense I/you/we/they reprove he/she/it reproves present participle reproving past tense reproved past participle reproved formal to criticize or blame someone for doing… …

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  • 12 reprove — verb To convey one’s disapproval of; to rebuke, especially in a gentle, sweet, kind tone. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee …

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  • 13 reprove — re|prove [rıˈpru:v] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: reprover, from Late Latin reprobare to disapprove , from Latin probare; PROBE2] formal to criticize someone for something that they have done = ↑tell off reprove sb for (doing) sth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 reprove — [[t]rɪpru͟ːv[/t]] reproves, reproving, reproved VERB If you reprove someone, you speak angrily or seriously to them because they have behaved in a wrong or foolish way. [FORMAL] [V with quote] There s no call for talk like that, Mrs Evans… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 reprove — verb (T) formal to criticize someone for something that they have done: reprove sb for doing sth: I was reproved for wasting good paper …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 reprove — verb was it necessary to reprove Vicki just for dropping a few crumbs? Syn: reprimand, rebuke, reproach, scold, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, berate, take to task, rake/haul over the coals, criticize, censure; informal tell off, give… …

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  • 17 reprove — Synonyms and related words: admonish, bring to book, call down, call to account, chasten, chastise, chide, correct, have words with, lecture, lesson, objurgate, rack, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, scold, set down, set straight, spank,… …

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  • 18 reprove — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. admonish, censure, rebuke, chide, criticize. See disapprobation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. admonish, rebuke, criticize, blame; see censure . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. [ri… …

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  • 19 reprove — re|prove [ rı pruv ] verb transitive FORMAL to criticize or blame someone for doing something wrong or bad …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 reprove — v. a. Ritson’s AS. xviii. 46 …

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