Definition of reprove verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reprove

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈpruːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpruːv//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reprove
BrE BrE//rɪˈpruːv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpruːv//
 
he / she / it reproves
BrE BrE//rɪˈpruːvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpruːvz//
 
past simple reproved
BrE BrE//rɪˈpruːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpruːvd//
 
past participle reproved
BrE BrE//rɪˈpruːvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpruːvd//
 
-ing form reproving
BrE BrE//rɪˈpruːvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpruːvɪŋ//
 
 
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reprove somebody (for something/for doing something) | reprove (somebody) + speech (formal) to tell somebody that you do not approve of something that they have done synonym rebuke He reproved her for rushing away. Word Origin Middle English (also in the senses ‘reject’ and ‘censure’): from Old French reprover, from late Latin reprobare ‘disapprove’, from re- (expressing reversal) + probare ‘approve’.
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