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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Reprove \Re*prove"\ (r?-pr??v"), verb (used with an object) [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.]

When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. --John xvi. 9.

2. To disprove; to refute. [Obs.]

Reprove my allegation, if you can. --Shak.

3. To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.

What if thy son

Prove disobedient, and, reproved, retort, "Wherefore didst thou beget me?" --Milton.

4. To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.

He neither reproved the ordinance of John, neither plainly condemned the fastings of the other men. --Udall.

Syn: To reprehend; chide; rebuke; scold; blame censure.

Usage: {Reprove}, {Rebuke}, {Reprimand}. These words all signufy the expression of disapprobation. To reprove implies greater calmness and self-possession. To rebuke implies a more excited and personal feeling. A reproof may be administered long after the offience is committed, and is usually intended for the reformation of the offender; a rebuke is commonly given at the moment of the wrong, and is administered by way of punishment and condemnation. A reprimand proceeds from a person invested with authority, and is a formal and offiscial act. A child is reproved for his faults, and rebuked for his impudence. A military officer is reprimanded for neglect or violation of duty.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior" [syn: {admonish}, {reprove}]

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