Translation of reprove in Spanish:


reprender, v.

Pronunciation: /rɪˈpruːv//rəˈpruv/

transitive verb

  • 1formal

    reconvenir formal
    recriminar a algn por algo
    reconvenir a algn por algo formal
    to reprove sb for sth reprender a algn por algo
    • He fixed her with a mildly reproving glance which diluted quickly into a fond grin.
    • ‘Mock not, mock not,’ he reproves, ‘ere you flout old ends any further, examine your consciences.’
    • ‘Mustn't be cruel to animals, my boy,’ he reproved, with both palms cradling the gleaming-orange face so that it hooked to his own faintly stern one.
    • ‘You always were far too impatient,’ Angelus reproved.
    • Our repeated failure to reprove and adequately rebuke heresy calls into serious question our theological system.
    • He is ‘always joking with her,’ never reproves her, even ‘babies her’ much of the time.
    • His tone was gently reproving, but I was determined not to let him talk me down.
    • I reproved him, which rewarded me only with a glare and a longer drink.
    • Indeed, the Church reproves every form of persecution against whomsoever it may be directed.
    • The Church reproves, as foreign to the mind of Christ, any discrimination against men or harassment of them because of their race, color, condition of life, or religion.
    • Emma makes a joke to Mr Knightley about their being ‘so much brother and sister’, but he reproves and corrects her in a way that is more fatherly than anything her own fretful parent can manage.
    • Now, however, he was looking straight at her, eyes direct, face serious and tone reproving.
    • The owners of one Goff house reproved gossiping neighbours by posting a sign, ‘We don't like your house either’.
    • Edie reproved herself bitterly for hugging Walter the way she had, earlier.
    • Whoever is unpunctual deserves that other people should reprove him for being unpunctual.
    • There was no discipline to impose itself on this clowning, and no parental authority to reprove it.
    • John reproves what he perceives as the author's insolent comments and suggests bringing his angry feelings to God in prayer.
    • I turned out of Father's office, not caring if he reproved me or not.
    • Growing up bilingual in English and German, Hobsbawm picked up three or four other languages along the way (he reproves monoglot historians for their provincialism).
    • Though sympathetic toward General Tang, Li said he still felt compelled to criticize General Tang for not obeying the moral principles of the military to never reprove superior officers.