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reprove (someone or something) for (doing) (something)

To scold, criticize, or express disappointment in or disapproval of someone, oneself, or some group or organization for some action, error, or wrongdoing. It filled me with guilt the way my mother reproved me for failing my exam. The federal court reproved the banks for their part in plunging the economy into recession, but stopped short of actually imposing any punishment or penalty. He reproved himself for saying such foolish things on his date.
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reprove someone for something

to criticize or censure someone for something. The boss reproved all the employees for their use of the telephones for personal calls. We were all reproved for being late too often.
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The REPROVE trial assessed the efficacy of Zavicefta (ceftazidime-avibactam) compared with meropenem in the treatment of adult patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
For example, there is a wonderful letter in which Churchill's wife Clementine writes to reprove her husband for his bad temper.
WHEN He (the spirit of truth) is come, He will reprove the world of sin of sin, because they believe not on Me.
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Yet Father Aelred also dwells on the need to correct and reprove friends, with frankness but also with humility and compassion, when one detects vices in them.
Why did it take 27 years to reprove the obvious, Dr.
You shall not hate in your heart anyone of your kin; you shall reprove your neighbor, or you will incur guilt yourself.
This function allows the batteries to take control and the car to reprove fuel efficiency.
The Federal Government will not reprove or criticize the government of Kelantan on the launch of the gold dinar and silver dirham if it involves investment purposes or storage and are not traded on the open market.
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Work to reprove the area and make it safer and more efficient, started during the Easter 2008 holiday.
Filipp is said to claim that as head of the Church he must reprove the sins of the tsar.
Furthermore, Jim has trained the male staff to help without reprove.
The atrium provides a second layer in which only quiet conversation is allowed, and students even reprove staff for using mobile phones at the check-out counter.
Since the FTC has already found an anti-trust violation, the managed care companies will not need to reprove an anti-trust violation in civil court, they can use the FTC's finding.