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VERB (1)

1. take to task;
- Example: "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
[syn: admonish, reprove]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reprove \Re*prove"\ (r?-pr??v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reproved (-pr??vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reproving.] [F. r['e]prouver, OF. reprover, fr. L. reprobare. See Reprieve, Reprobate, and cf. Reproof.] 1. To convince. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. --John xvi. 9. [1913 Webster] 2. To disprove; to refute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Reprove my allegation, if you can. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure. [1913 Webster] What if thy son [1913 Webster] Prove disobedient, and, reproved, retort, "Wherefore didst thou beget me?" --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults. [1913 Webster] He neither reproved the ordinance of John, neither plainly condemned the fastings of the other men. --Udall. [1913 Webster] Syn: To reprehend; chide; rebuke; scold; blame censure. Usage: 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reprove v 1: take to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior" [syn: admonish, reprove]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "reprove": admonish, bring to book, call down, call to account, chasten, chastise, chide, correct, have words with, lecture, lesson, objurgate, rack, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, scold, set down, set straight, spank, straighten out, take down, take to task, upbraid