If you reprove someone, you speak angrily or seriously to them because they have behaved in a wrong or foolish way.
'There's no call for talk like that,' Mrs Evans reproved him...
Women were reproved if they did not wear hats in court.
1. take to task;
I suppose I deserve that you should reprove my shortcomings.
She again found herself unable to reprove him.
I have to reprove you for repeating the same mistakes over and over again.
He will surely reprove you If you secretly show partiality.
KJV He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly accept persons.