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Main Entry: 1rep·ro·bate
Pronunciation: 're-pr&-"bAt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -bat·ed; -bat·ing
Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin reprobatus, past participle of reprobare -- more at REPROVE
Date: 15th century
1 : to condemn strongly as unworthy, unacceptable, or evil <reprobating the laxity of the age>
2 : to foreordain to damnation
3 : to refuse to accept : REJECT
synonym see CRITICIZE
- rep·ro·ba·tive /'re-pr&-"bA-tiv/ adjective
- rep·ro·ba·to·ry /-b&-"tor-E/ adjective

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