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Etymology 1Edit

From Anglo-Norman reprover, Middle French reprouver, from Latin reprobāre.

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reprove ‎(third-person singular simple present reproves, present participle reproving, simple past and past participle reproved)

  1. (intransitive) to express disapproval. [from 14th c.]
  2. (transitive) to criticise, rebuke or reprimand (someone), usually in a gentle and kind tone. [from 14th c.]
    • 1611, Bible, Authorized (King James) Version, Proverbs IX.8:
      Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
  3. (transitive) to prevent, avoid, deny or suppress (a feeling, behaviour, action etc.). [from 14th c.]
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 856:
      She ached to be with Affad again – and to reprove the feeling she frowned and bit her lip.
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Etymology 2Edit

re- +‎ prove

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reprove ‎(third-person singular simple present reproves, present participle reproving, simple past reproved, past participle reproven)

  1. (transitive) To prove again.
    • 2012, Gary Stamper, Awakening the New Masculine: The Path of the Integral Warrior
      As we've just learned, as long as we live in the manifest realm, a hero's journey is never over. We are constantly having to reprove ourselves.
    • 2015, Matthew Zawodniak, “A Moduli Space for Rational Homotopy Types with the Same Homotopy Lie Algebra”, in arXiv[1]:
      Often, previously-known results will be streamlined, reworded, or reproven to make them directly relevant to the results of this paper.

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