Chide vs Reprove - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between chide and reprove

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while reprove is to prevent, avoid, deny or suppress (a feeling, behaviour, action etc).

As verbs the difference between chide and reprove

is that chide is to admonish in blame; to reproach angrily while reprove is to express disapproval.

chide

English

Verb

  • To admonish in blame; to reproach angrily.
  • 1591' ''And yet I was last '''chidden for being too slow.'' — Shakespeare, ''The Two Gentlemen of Verona , .
    1598' ''If the scorn of your bright eyne / Have power to raise such love in mine, / Alack, in me what strange effect / Would they work in mild aspect? / Whiles you '''chid me, I did love'' — Shakespeare, ''As You Like It , .
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  • (obsolete) To utter words of disapprobation and displeasure; to find fault; to contend angrily.
  • 1611' ''And Jacob was wroth, and '''chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? — Genesis 31:36 KJV.
  • (ambitransitive) To make a clamorous noise; to chafe.
  • * Shakespeare
  • As doth a rock against the chiding flood.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the sea that chides the banks of England

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    reprove

    English

    Verb

    (reprov)
  • to express disapproval.
  • to criticise, rebuke or reprimand (someone), usually in a gentle and kind tone.
  • * 1611 , Bible , Authorized (King James) Version, Proverbs IX.8:
  • Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
  • to prevent, avoid, deny or suppress (a feeling, behaviour, action etc.).
  • * 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance'', Faber & Faber 2004 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 856:
  • She ached to be with Affad again – and to reprove the feeling she frowned and bit her lip.

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    * reproof * reproval