Definition of reprove
reprovinglyplay \-ˈprü-viŋ-lē\ adverb
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Examples of reprove in a Sentence
The teacher reproved the student for being late.
my piano teacher often reproves me for slouching while playing, observing that good posture helps one play better
Origin and Etymology of reprove
Middle English repreven, reproven, from Anglo-French reprover, from Late Latin reprobare to disapprove, condemn, from Latin re- + probare to test, approve — more at prove
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of reprove
REPROVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reprove for English Language Learners
: to criticize or correct (someone) usually in a gentle way
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