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reprove

[ ri-proov ]
/ r瑟藞pruv /
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verb (used with object), re路proved, re路prov路ing.
to criticize or correct, especially gently: to reprove a pupil for making a mistake.
to disapprove of strongly; censure: to reprove a bad decision.
Obsolete. to disprove or refute.
verb (used without object), re路proved, re路prov路ing.
to speak in reproof; administer a reproof.
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Origin of reprove

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English reproven, from Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprob膩re, equivalent to re-re- + prob膩re 鈥渢o test,鈥 (see prove)

synonym study for reprove

1. See reproach.

OTHER WORDS FROM reprove

re路prov路er, nounre路prov路ing路ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reprove

re-prove, reprove

Other definitions for reprove (2 of 2)

re-prove
[ ree-proov ]
/ ri藞pruv /

verb (used with or without object), re-proved, re-proved or re-prov路en, re-prov路ing.
to prove again.

Origin of re-prove

First recorded in 1520鈥30; re- + prove

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-prove

re-prove , reprove
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British Dictionary definitions for reprove

reprove
/ (r瑟藞pru藧v) /

verb
(tr) to speak disapprovingly to (a person); rebuke or scold

Derived forms of reprove

reprovable, adjectivereprover, nounreproving, adjectivereprovingly, adverb

Word Origin for reprove

C14: from Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprob膩re, from Latin re- + prob膩re to examine, approve 1
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