reprove

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, straighten out, take down, take to task, upbraid

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  • 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

  • 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… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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

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

  • 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 …   New thesaurus

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

  • 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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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… …   Universalium

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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

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