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Definitions of reprove

  1. To convince. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To rebuke with kindness and justice; to blame. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To condemn: to chide: to censure: (B.) to disprove or refute. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To censure directly; rebuke. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To censure authoritatively; blame; rebuke. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To blame or censure; to charge with a fault to the face; to reprehend or rebuke. See Reprobate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To reprimand; to chide; to charge with blame or censure; to rebuke. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Reprover, reproval. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. REPROVER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Reprovingly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for reprove

  1. Do you think to reprove mere words, When the speeches of the desperate are as wind? – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  2. A violent dispute here arose between the different warriors as to the cause of this sudden anger of the gods; some contending that it was because they were attacking a Netoppew or friend, and others with equal zeal contending that it was to reprove the slowness of their vengeance. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
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