reprove


reprove

verb

Definition of REPROVE

1
to criticize (someone) usually gently so as to correct a fault <my piano teacher often reproves me for slouching while playing, observing that good posture helps one play better>
Near Antonyms approve, endorse (also indorse), OK (or okay), sanction; applaud, extol (also extoll), hail, laud, praise, salute, tout
2
to express public or formal disapproval of <the principal reproved the hockey team for their display of poor sportsmanship on the ice and ordered that a letter of apology be sent to the other school>
Antonyms cite, commend, endorse (also indorse)
3
to hold an unfavorable opinion of <the older generation has always reproved the younger generation's taste in music>
Synonyms deprecate, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, frown (on or upon), mislike, reprove, tsk-tsk, tut (over or about), tut-tut (over or about)
Near Antonyms endorse (also indorse), sanction, support; adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in)
Antonyms approve, favor, like

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