Sunday, February 10, 2013

Word of the day: reprove

Reprove (verb)
  • to scold or correct usually gently or with kindly intent 
  • to express disapproval of : censure 
  • to express rebuke or reproof
"Remember to say 'thank you,'" the mother gently reproved her toddler.

"He reproved me, good-naturedly: 'Well, I don't think it's very nice to make fun of my accent!' Chastened, I assured him it was involuntary and that it was a form of homage, not disrespect." — From an article by John Weeks in Contra Costa Times, January 8, 2013

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