- 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.
- to speak in reproof; administer a reproof.
Origin of reprove
Synonyms for reprove
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Examples from the Web for reprover
Historical Examples of reprover
Besides it is a jeering and flouting vice, and apt to put jests on the reprover.Microcosmography
The last, and not the least important requisite for a reprover, is discretion.An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism
Catharine E. Beecher
The burglars had been gazing at their reprover with wide-open eyes.Personal Reminiscences in Book Making
Or will procure more suffering to the reprover, than good to the offender.A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4)
When you will not learn, or will not amend, you discourage your instructor and reprover.A Christian Directory (Part 2 of 4)
- (tr) to speak disapprovingly to (a person); rebuke or scold
Word Origin for reprove
Word Origin and History for reprover
c.1300, from Old French reprover "accuse, blame" (12c.), from Late Latin reprobare "disapprove, reject, condemn" (see reprobate). Related: Reproved; reproving.