Definition of reprove in English:

reprove

Line breaks: re|prove
Pronunciation: /rɪˈpruːv
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

reprovable

adjective

reprover

noun
More example sentences
  • And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.

reprovingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • One reader she noted, had written to her reprovingly, but added: ‘You may have lost your marbles, but you have kept your manners.’
  • I have actually started to avoid the computer which seems to look at me reprovingly every time I pass by.
  • ‘Oh don't laugh,’ the girl said reprovingly to Sam.

Origin

Middle English (also in the senses 'reject' and 'censure'): from Old French reprover, from late Latin reprobare 'disapprove' (see reprobate).

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