verb (used with object), re·proved, re·prov·ing.
verb (used without object), re·proved, re·prov·ing.
Origin of reprove
Definition for reprove (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), re-proved, re-proved or re-prov·en, re-prov·ing.
Examples from the Web for reprove
Miranda did not appear, except at rare intervals, to give some advice but not once to reprove.Dorothy|Evelyn Raymond
He then followed his master to the Church, who, when he saw the servant there, began to reprove him sharply.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
Mamma made no defence, showed no disposition to reprove, or yet to resent.Selina|George Madden Martin
But Mrs. Dodd did not condescend to reprove him; she forgave the flippancy of the remark for the sake of the compliment.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume III (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He seemed to feel that by his own irreproachable regularity he would clear himself of blame and reprove the weather.O Pioneers!|Willa Cather
British Dictionary definitions for reprove
Word Origin for reprove
Word Origin and History for reprove
c.1300, from Old French reprover "accuse, blame" (12c.), from Late Latin reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn" (see reprobate). Related: Reproved; reproving.