Meaning of “reprove” in the English Dictionary

"reprove" in British English

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reproveverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈpruːv/ us /rɪˈpruːv/ formal

to tell someone that you disapprove of their bad or silly behaviour:

The teacher gently reproved the boys for not paying attention.
reproving
adjective uk /rɪˈpruː.vɪŋ/ us /rɪˈpruː.vɪŋ/

She threw him an angry and reproving look/glance.

(Definition of “reprove” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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