verb (used with object), re·proved, re·prov·ing.
verb (used without object), re·proved, re·prov·ing.
Origin of reprove
verb (used with or without object), re-proved, re-proved or re-prov·en, re-prov·ing.
Origin of re-prove
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
Word Origin for reprove
c.1300, from Old French reprover "accuse, blame" (12c.), from Late Latin reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn" (see reprobate). Related: Reproved; reproving.