- 1(not usually used in the progressive tenses)
- 2 reprieve somebody to officially cancel or delay a punishment, especially for a prisoner who is condemned to death a reprieved murderer
- 3reprieve something to officially cancel or delay plans to close something or end something 70 jobs have been reprieved until next April.
NAmE//rɪˈpriv//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reprieve
he / she / it reprieves
past simple reprieved
-ing form reprieving