Definition for RE-PROVE

RE-PROVE, v.t. [Fr. reprouver; L. reprobo; re and probo, to prove.]

  1. To blame; to censure. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices. – Ps. 1.
  2. To charge with a fault to the face; to chide; to reprehend. – Luke iii.
  3. To blame for; with of; as, to reprove one of laziness. – Carew.
  4. To convince of a fault, or to make it manifest. – John xvi.
  5. To refute; to disprove. [Not in use.] – Shak.
  6. To excite a sense of guilt. The heart or conscience reproves us.
  7. To manifest silent disapprobation or blame. The vicious can not bear the presence of the good, whose very looks reprove them, and whose life is a severe, though silent admonition. – Buckminster.

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