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reproves

verb , present tense third-person singular of reprove

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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
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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
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3 to hold an unfavorable opinion of
  • the older generation has always reproved the younger generation's taste in music
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