To criticize for a fault or an offense
The natural day is very calm, and will hardly reprove his indolence.
Pressure was put by the German powers on Charles Augustus, grand-duke of Saxe-Weimar, in whose dominions Jena university was situated, to reprove and dismiss the offenders.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
reprove all whom we are bound to love, whether superiors or inferiors.
instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.