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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: reprover, from Late Latin reprobare 'to disapprove', from Latin probare; PROBE2

reprove

verb
     
re‧prove [transitive]
formal to criticize someone for something that they have done [= tell off]
reprove somebody for (doing) something
Employees were reproved for smoking in the building's restrooms.

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