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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
reprove
reprove
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
they had been reproving
Conditional
I would reprove
you would reprove
he/she/it would reprove
we would reprove
you would reprove
they would reprove
Past Conditional
I would have reproved
you would have reproved
he/she/it would have reproved
we would have reproved
you would have reproved
they would have reproved
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
References in classic literature ?
Now there was a place where the girls could wear their new dresses, and where one could laugh aloud without being reproved by the ensuing silence.
With such a smile then, and with a voice sweet as the evening breeze of Boreas in the pleasant month of November, Mrs Bridget gently reproved the curiosity of Mrs Deborah; a vice with which it seems the latter was too much tainted, and which the former inveighed against with great bitterness, adding, "That, among all her faults, she thanked Heaven her enemies could not accuse her of prying into the affairs of other people."
In childhood, I had always been accustomed to regard him with a feeling of reverential awe - but lately, even now, surmounted, for, though he had a fatherly kindness for the well-behaved, he was a strict disciplinarian, and had often sternly reproved our juvenile failings and peccadilloes; and moreover, in those days, whenever he called upon our parents, we had to stand up before him, and say our catechism, or repeat, 'How doth the little busy bee,' or some other hymn, or - worse than all - be questioned about his last text, and the heads of the discourse, which we never could remember.
Dolly showed some reluctance to perform this ceremony, but was sharply reproved by Mrs Varden, who insisted on her undergoing it that minute.
The boy was reproved for telling idle stories; he was right, nevertheless, and this was what he saw.
Then, remembering Colonel Brandon, reproved herself, felt that to HIS sufferings and his constancy far more than to his rival's, the reward of her sister was due, and wished any thing rather than Mrs.
Philip's glance unconsciously went to the absinthe, and Cronshaw, seeing it, gave him the quizzical look with which he reproved the admonitions of common sense.
At the end of the meeting the Grand Master with irony and ill-will reproved Bezukhov for his vehemence and said it was not love of virtue alone, but also a love of strife that had moved him in the dispute.
Not one of them had been reproved; they had chattered and giggled and drawn caricatures on the margin of the paper, as freely as if the master had left the room.
Chilton--or his feelings," reproved Miss Polly, decisively.
Forcing his way into the centre of the hags, who were already proceeding from abuse to violence, he reproved their impatience, and bade them wait, until a warrior had begun to torment, and then they should see their victim shed tears like a woman.
The constable reproved him decently, told him that he did not know what he did, for he knew that his master acknowledged I was not the person that was in his shop; 'and,' says the constable, 'I am afraid your master is bringing himself, and me too, into trouble, if this gentlewoman comes to prove who she is, and where she was, and it appears that she is not the woman you pretend to.' 'Damn her,' says the fellow again, with a impudent, hardened face, 'she is the lady, you may depend upon it; I'll swear she is the same body that was in the shop, and that I gave the pieces of satin that is lost into her own hand.