Reprove

Definition of Reprove

Re`prove´   Pronunciation: r?-pr??v´
v. t.1.To convince.
[imp. & p. p. Reproved (-pr??vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reproving.]
When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
- John xvi. 9.
2.To disprove; to refute.
Reprove my allegation, if you can.
- Shak.
3.To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.
What if thy son
4.To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.
He neither reproved the ordinance of John, neither plainly condemned the fastings of the other men.
- Udall.

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admonish, bring to book, call down, call to account, chasten, chastise, chide, correct, have words with, lecture, lesson, objurgate, rack, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, scold, set down, set straight, spank, straighten out, take down, take to task, upbraid
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