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reprove Saltos de línea: re|prove
Pronunciación: /rɪˈpruːv/

Definición de reprove en inglés:


[with object]
Reprimand (someone): he was reproved for obscenity [with direct speech]: ‘Don’t be childish, Hilary,’ he reproved mildly (as adjective reproving) a reproving glance
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He fixed her with a mildly reproving glance which diluted quickly into a fond grin.
  • Growing up bilingual in English and German, Hobsbawm picked up three or four other languages along the way (he reproves monoglot historians for their provincialism).
  • He is ‘always joking with her,’ never reproves her, even ‘babies her’ much of the time.


Pronunciación: /rɪˈpruːvəb(ə)l/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
Pronunciación: /rɪˈpruːvɪŋli/
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


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

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