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reprove

American English: /rəˈpruv/
British English: /rɪˈpruːv/

transitive verb

  • [formal]to reprove somebody (for something)
    reprender a alguien (por algo)
    recriminar a alguien (por algo)
    reconvenir a alguien (por algo) [formal]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
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