reprove


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re·prove

 (rĭ-pro͞ov′)
tr.v. re·proved, re·prov·ing, re·proves
1. To express disapproval to (someone); criticize: reproved the children for making too much noise. See Synonyms at admonish.
2. To express disapproval about (something): "Some bigger boys laughed. But Augustine angrily reproved their frivolity" (Richard Hughes).

[Middle English reproven, from Anglo-Norman repruver, variant of Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprobāre, to disapprove; see reprobate.]

re·prov′a·ble adj.
re·prov′al n.
re·prov′er n.
re·prov′ing·ly adv.

reprove

(rɪˈpruːv)
vb
(tr) to speak disapprovingly to (a person); rebuke or scold
[C14: from Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprobāre, from Latin re- + probāre to examine, approve1]
reˈprovable adj
reˈprover n
reˈproving adj
reˈprovingly adv

re-prove′


v.

re•prove

(rɪˈpruv)

v. -proved, -prov•ing. v.t.
1. to criticize or correct, esp. gently.
2. to express strong disapproval of; censure.
3. Obs. to disprove or refute.
v.i.
4. to speak in reproof.
[1275–1325; Middle English (v.) < Old French reprover < Latin reprobāre to condemn, reject = re- re- + probāre to approve, examine, prove]
re•prov′er, n.
re•prov′ing•ly, adv.

reprove

- To reject or express disapproval of something.
See also related terms for reject.

reprove


Past participle: reproved
Gerund: reproving

Imperative
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Present
I reprove
you reprove
he/she/it reproves
we reprove
you reprove
they reprove
Preterite
I reproved
you reproved
he/she/it reproved
we reproved
you reproved
they reproved
Present Continuous
I am reproving
you are reproving
he/she/it is reproving
we are reproving
you are reproving
they are reproving
Present Perfect
I have reproved
you have reproved
he/she/it has reproved
we have reproved
you have reproved
they have reproved
Past Continuous
I was reproving
you were reproving
he/she/it was reproving
we were reproving
you were reproving
they were reproving
Past Perfect
I had reproved
you had reproved
he/she/it had reproved
we had reproved
you had reproved
they had reproved
Future
I will reprove
you will reprove
he/she/it will reprove
we will reprove
you will reprove
they will reprove
Future Perfect
I will have reproved
you will have reproved
he/she/it will have reproved
we will have reproved
you will have reproved
they will have reproved
Future Continuous
I will be reproving
you will be reproving
he/she/it will be reproving
we will be reproving
you will be reproving
they will be reproving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reproving
you have been reproving
he/she/it has been reproving
we have been reproving
you have been reproving
they have been reproving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reproving
you will have been reproving
he/she/it will have been reproving
we will have been reproving
you will have been reproving
they will have been reproving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reproving
you had been reproving
he/she/it had been reproving
we had been reproving
you had been reproving
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Conditional
I would reprove
you would reprove
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Past Conditional
I would have reproved
you would have reproved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reprove - take to taskreprove - take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

reprove

verb rebuke, censure, reprimand, scold, check, blame, abuse, condemn, carpet (informal), berate, tick off (informal), chide, admonish, tear into (informal), tell off (informal), take to task, read the riot act, upbraid, bawl out (informal), chew out (U.S. & Canad. informal), tear (someone) off a strip (Brit. informal), give a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal), reprehend Women were reproved if they did not wear hats.
encourage, praise, applaud, compliment, commend

reprove

verb
To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
Translations
يُوَبِّخ، يُؤَنِّب
pokárat
irettesætte
ávíta

reprove

[rɪˈpruːv] VT to reprove sb for sthreprobar a algn por algo

reprove

[rɪˈpruːv] vt
[+ action] → réprouver
[+ person] → reprocher à
to reprove sb for sth → reprocher qch à qn
to reprove sb for doing sth → reprocher à qn de faire qch
He was reproved for being late again → On lui a reproché d'être encore en retard.

reprove

vt person, actiontadeln, rügen

reprove

[rɪˈpruːv] vt (person) to reprove (for)rimproverare (di or per), biasimare (per)

reproof

(rəˈpruːf) noun
(an) act of rebuking or reproaching. a glance of stern reproof; He has received several reproofs for bad behaviour.
reprove (rəˈpruːv) verb
to tell (a person) that he has done wrong. The teacher reproved the boys for coming late to school.
reˈproving adjective
a reproving look.
reˈprovingly adverb
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Sometimes, the worthy gentleman would reprove my mother for being over-indulgent to her sons, with a reference to old Eli, or David and Absalom, which was particularly galling to her feelings; and, very highly as she respected him, and all his sayings, I once heard her exclaim, 'I wish to goodness he had a son himself
For he will certainly obey God rather than man; and will continue to preach to all men of all ages the necessity of virtue and improvement; and if they refuse to listen to him he will still persevere and reprove them.
But his death 'will be the seed' of many disciples who will convince them of their evil ways, and will come forth to reprove them in harsher terms, because they are younger and more inconsiderate.
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This sunny morning, when the sky's so blue, The freckled light glints on the waves like love, No promises to keep, no deeds to do, The sturdy bridges soaring high above, Like something lasting past the world's reprove, An unseen music tingles down my spine, A song cooed sweetly by some mourning dove, Some brand new words to The Water of Tyne: "Though all your old friends are departed now There's plenty left to live for anyhow.
I do not reprove, nor do I consider the criticism unfair," the president said.
The EPA is not required to reprove the existence of the atom every time it approaches a scientific question.
While boss Joachim Low congratulated his side for their performance against Greece, he summoned his players to reprove them for allowing his personnel changes to reach the German media.