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English definition of “reprove”

reprove

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈpruːv/ formal us  
to tell someone that you disapprove of their bad or silly behaviour: The teacher gently reproved the boys for not paying attention.Chastising and rebuking
reproving
adjective uk   /-ˈpruː.vɪŋ/ us  
She threw him an angry and reproving look/glance.Chastising and rebuking
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