from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke. See Synonyms at admonish.
- transitive v. To find fault with.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To convince.
- transitive v. To disprove; to refute.
- transitive v. To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.
- transitive v. To express disapprobation of.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To disapprove; condemn; censure.
- To charge with a fault; chide; reprehend: formerly sometimes with of.
- To convince, as of a fault; convict.
- To refute; disprove.
- Synonyms and Rebuke, Reprimand, etc. See censure and admonition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take to task
Middle English reproven, from Anglo-Norman repruver, variant of Old French reprover, from Late Latin reprobāre, to disapprove; see reprobate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman reprover, Middle French reprouver, from Latin reprobāre. (Wiktionary)