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Synonyms for reprove
rɪˈpruv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. admonish, reprove(verb)

    take to task

    "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"

    Synonyms:
    monish, admonish, warn, caution, discourage

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reprove

    To censure is to pronounce an adverse judgment that may or may not be expressed to the person censured; to reprove is to censure authoritatively, openly, and directly to the face of the person reproved; to rebuke is to reprove with sharpness, and often with abruptness, usually in the midst of some action or course of action deemed censurable; to reprimand is to reprove officially; to blame is a familiar word signifying to pass censure upon, make answerable, as for a fault; blame and censure apply either to persons or acts; reprove and rebuke are applied chiefly, and reprimand exclusively to persons. To reproach is to censure openly and vehemently, and with intense personal feeling as of grief or anger; as, to reproach one for ingratitude; reproach knows no distinction of rank or character; a subject may reproach a king or a criminal judge. To expostulate or remonstrate with is to mingle reasoning and appeal with censure in the hope of winning one from his evil way, expostulate being the gentler, remonstrate the severer word. Admonish is the mildest of reproving words, and may even be used of giving a caution or warning where no wrong is implied, or of simply reminding of duty which might be forgotten. Censure, rebuke, and reprove apply to wrong that has been done; warn and admonish refer to anticipated error or fault. When one is admonished because of wrong already done, the view is still future, that he may not repeat or continue in the wrong. Compare CONDEMN; REPROOF.

    Synonyms:
    admonish, blame, censure, chasten, check, chide, condemn, expostulate with, find fault with, rebuke, remonstrate with, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, take to task, upbraid, warn

    Antonyms:
    abet, applaud, approve, cheer, countenance, encourage, impel, incite, instigate, urge on

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reprove(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    censure (calmly, or without passion), lecture, blame, reprehend, reprimand, chide, REBUKE, upbraid, scold, admonish, find fault with, remonstrate with, expostulate with, BLOW UP

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reprove(v)

    Synonyms:
    censure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    condemns

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11327warn
#20138discourage
#21118condemn
#29098condemns
#42143censure
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#44368reprimand
#45992rebuke
#98672admonish
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#244580upbraid
#246567chasten

How to use reprove in a sentence?

  1. Solon:

    Reprove thy friend privately commend him publicly.

  2. Socrates:

    Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions, but those who kindly reprove thy faults.

  3. Arabic Proverb:

    If thou shouldst find thy friend in the wrong reprove him secretly, but in the presence of company praise him.

  4. Randolph:

    Reprove not in their wrath incens?d men, Good counsel comes clean out of season then; But when his fury is appeased and past, He will conceive his fault and mend at last: When he is cool and calm, then utter it; No man gives physic in the midst o? th? fit.

  5. Solon:

    Reprove thy friend privately; commend him publicly.


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