Pronunciation: (rē-prOOv'), [key]
—v.t., v.i., -proved, -proved or -prov•en, -prov•ing.
to prove again.
Pronunciation: (ri-prOOv'), [key]
—v., -proved, -prov•ing.
1. to criticize or correct, esp. gently: to reprove a pupil for making a mistake.
2. to disapprove of strongly; censure: to reprove a bad decision.
3. Obs.to disprove or refute.
to speak in reproof; administer a reproof.
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