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Reprove vs. Rebuke

Reprove and Rebuke Definitions

Reprove

To express disapproval to (someone); criticize
Reproved the children for making too much noise.

Rebuke

To criticize (someone) sharply; reprimand.

Reprove

To express disapproval about (something)
"Some bigger boys laughed. But Augustine angrily reproved their frivolity" (Richard Hughes).

Rebuke

To express sharp criticism regarding (an act, for example)
"a series of sweeping decisions that rebuked the investigators' presumptions" (Donald A. Ritchie).

Reprove

(intransitive) to express disapproval.

Rebuke

(Obsolete) To check or repress.
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Reprove

(transitive) to criticise, rebuke or reprimand (someone), usually in a gentle and kind tone.

Rebuke

An expression of strong disapproval.

Reprove

(transitive) to deny or reject (a feeling, behaviour, action etc.).

Rebuke

(of a person) A harsh criticism.

Reprove

(transitive) To prove again.

Rebuke

(of a person) To criticise harshly; to reprove.
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Reprove

To convince.
When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

Rebuke

To check, silence, or put down, with reproof; to restrain by expression of disapprobation; to reprehend sharply and summarily; to chide; to reprove; to admonish.
The proud he tamed, the penitent he cheered,Nor to rebuke the rich offender feared.

Reprove

To disprove; to refute.
Reprove my allegation, if you can.

Rebuke

A direct and pointed reproof; a reprimand; also, chastisement; punishment.
For thy sake I have suffered rebuke.
Why bear you these rebukes and answer not?

Reprove

To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.
What if thy son
Prove disobedient, and, reproved, retort,"Wherefore didst thou beget me?"

Rebuke

Check; rebuff.
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Reprove

To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.
He neither reproved the ordinance of John, neither plainly condemned the fastings of the other men.

Rebuke

An act or expression of criticism and censure;
He had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

Reprove

Take to task;
He admonished the child for his bad behavior

Rebuke

Censure severely or angrily;
The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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