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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·prove v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reproved p. pr. & vb. n. Reproving.]
 1. To convince. [Obs.]
    When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.   --John xvi. 9.
 2. To disprove; to refute. [Obs.]
    Reprove my allegation, if you can.   --Shak.
 3. To chide to the face as blameworthy; to accuse as guilty; to censure.
    What if thy son
 Prove disobedient, and, reproved, retort,
 “Wherefore didst thou beget me?”   --Milton.
 4. To express disapprobation of; as, to reprove faults.
    He neither reproved the ordinance of John, neither plainly condemned the fastings of the other men.   --Udall.
 Syn: -- To reprehend; chide; rebuke; scold; blame censure.
 Usage: -- Reprove, Rebuke, Reprimand. These words all signufy the expression of disapprobation. To reprove implies greater calmness and self-possession. To rebuke implies a more excited and personal feeling. A reproof may be administered long after the offience is committed, and is usually intended for the reformation of the offender; a rebuke is commonly given at the moment of the wrong, and is administered by way of punishment and condemnation. A reprimand proceeds from a person invested with authority, and is a formal and offiscial act. A child is reproved for his faults, and rebuked for his impudence. A military officer is reprimanded for neglect or violation of duty.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 reproving
      adj : expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
            [syn: admonitory, admonishing, reproachful]