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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admonish, reproveverb

    take to task

    "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"


  1. reproveverb

    to express disapproval.

    Etymology: From reprover, reprouver, from reprobare.

  2. reproveverb

    to criticise, rebuke or reprimand (someone).

    Etymology: From reprover, reprouver, from reprobare.

  3. reproveverb

    to prevent, avoid, deny or suppress (a feeling, behaviour, action etc.).

    Etymology: From reprover, reprouver, from reprobare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproveverb

    to convince

  2. Reproveverb

    to disprove; to refute

  3. Reproveverb

    to chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure

  4. Reproveverb

    to express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reprove in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reprove in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of reprove in a Sentence

  1. Socrates:

    Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

  2. Randolph:

    Reprove not in their wrath incens?d men, Good counsel comes clean out of season then; But when his fury is appeased and past, He will conceive his fault and mend at last: When he is cool and calm, then utter it; No man gives physic in the midst o? th? fit.

  3. Solon:

    Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.

  4. Arabic Proverb:

    If thou shouldst find thy friend in the wrong reprove him secretly, but in the presence of company praise him.

  5. Solon:

    Reprove thy friend privately commend him publicly.

Images & Illustrations of reprove

  1. reprovereprovereprovereprovereprove

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