- to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame.
Origin of reprehend
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reproach, upbraid, chide, admonish.
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Examples from the Web for reprehend
There may be much to grieve over, but there is nothing to reprehend—anywhere.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
To reprehend well is the most necessary and the hardest part of friendship.Book of Wise Sayings
W. A. Clouston
Powell had even gone so far as to reprehend him for having done so.A Charming Fellow, Volume I (of 3)
Frances Eleanor Trollope
Gentles, do not reprehend; (A big sob) If you pardon, we will mend.The Story of My Life
Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.
- (tr) to find fault with; criticize
C14: from Latin reprehendere to hold fast, rebuke, from re- + prendere to grasp
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Word Origin and History for reprehend
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