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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reprove  \Re*prove"\  (r?-pr??v"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Reproved} 
  (-pr??vd");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Reproving}.]  [F.  r['e]prouver, 
  OF  reprover,  fr  L.  reprobare.  See  {Reprieve},  {Reprobate}, 
  and  cf  {Reproof}.] 
  1.  To  convince.  [Obs.] 
  When  he  is  come  he  will  reprove  the  world  of  sin, 
  and  of  righteousness,  and  of  judgment.  --John  xvi. 
  2.  To  disprove;  to  refute.  [Obs.] 
  Reprove  my  allegation,  if  you  can.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  chide  to  the  face  as  blameworthy;  to  accuse  as  guilty; 
  to  censure. 
  What  if  thy  son 
  Prove  disobedient,  and  reproved,  retort, 
  ``Wherefore  didst  thou  beget  me?''  --Milton. 
  4.  To  express  disapprobation  of  as  to  reprove  faults. 
  He  neither  reproved  the  ordinance  of  John,  neither 
  plainly  condemned  the  fastings  of  the  other  men. 
  Syn:  To  reprehend;  chide;  rebuke;  scold;  blame  censure. 
  Usage:  {Reprove},  {Rebuke},  {Reprimand}.  These  words  all 
  signufy  the  expression  of  disapprobation.  To  reprove 
  implies  greater  calmness  and  self-possession.  To 
  rebuke  implies  a  more  excited  and  personal  feeling.  A 
  reproof  may  be  administered  long  after  the  offience  is 
  committed,  and  is  usually  intended  for  the  reformation 
  of  the  offender;  a  rebuke  is  commonly  given  at  the 
  moment  of  the  wrong  and  is  administered  by  way  of 
  punishment  and  condemnation.  A  reprimand  proceeds  from 
  a  person  invested  with  authority,  and  is  a  formal  and 
  offiscial  act  A  child  is  reproved  for  his  faults,  and 
  rebuked  for  his  impudence.  A  military  officer  is 
  reprimanded  for  neglect  or  violation  of  duty. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  take  to  task;  "He  admonished  the  child  for  his  bad  behavior" 
  [syn:  {admonish}] 

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