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reprove

re·prove

reprove

 
 
pronunciation:
rih pruv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reproved, reproves, reproving
definition: to criticize, usu. mildly, for wrongdoing.
She reproved her husband for forgetting to wipe his feet but then kissed his cheek playfully.
similar words:
accuse, admonish, chide, fault, reproach
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to make a statement of disapproval.
similar words:
dish it out
derivations: reprovingly (adv.), reprover (n.)