reprehend

[ rep-ri-hend ]
/ ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛnd /

verb (used with object)

to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame.

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Origin of reprehend

1300–50; Middle English reprehenden<Latin reprehendere to hold back, restrain, equivalent to re-re- + prehendere to seize; see prehension

OTHER WORDS FROM reprehend

rep·re·hend·a·ble, adjectiverep·re·hend·er, nounun·rep·re·hend·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reprehend

reprehend
/ (ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnd) /

verb

(tr) to find fault with; criticize

Derived forms of reprehend

reprehendable, adjectivereprehender, noun

Word Origin for reprehend

C14: from Latin reprehendere to hold fast, rebuke, from re- + prendere to grasp
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