Reprove - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpruːv|  American pronunciation of the word reprove
Brit.  |rɪˈpruːv|  British pronunciation of the word reprove


- take to task (syn: admonish, reproof)


The teacher reproved the student for being late. piano teacher often reproves me for slouching while playing, observing that good posture helps one play better...

The children must be reproved for their wild behaviour.

Employees were reproved for smoking in the building's restrooms.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reprove
he/she/it: reproves
present participle: reproving
past tense: reproved
past participle: reproved
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