(r?-pr??v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reproved (-pr??vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reproving.] [F. rprouver, OF. reprover, fr. L. reprobare. See Reprieve, Reprobate, and cf. Reproof.] 1. To convince. [Obs.]
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When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
John xvi. 9.
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2. To disprove; to refute. [Obs.]
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Reprove my allegation, if you can.
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3. To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.
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What if thy son

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Prove disobedient, and, reproved, retort,
"Wherefore didst thou beget me?"
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4. To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.
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He neither reproved the ordinance of John, neither plainly condemned the fastings of the other men.
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Syn. -- To reprehend; chide; rebuke; scold; blame censure. -- 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.
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