to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame.
- rep·re·hend·a·ble, adjective
- rep·re·hend·er, noun
- un·rep·re·hend·ed, adjective
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How to use reprehend in a sentence
The Iewes at Roan so preuailed with him by gifts, that they drew him to reprehend one who had forsaken their superstition.
A man makes his conscience dumb by the very sins that require a conscience trumpet-tongued to reprehend them.Expositions of Holy Scripture | Alexander Maclaren
But as you know these poets, when they are not theologists like you, will always reprehend others, and despise the theologists.A History of Caricature and Grotesque | Thomas Wright
If I reprehend anything in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!Familiar Quotations | John Bartlett
My justification, which I have begun to hold, I will not forsake: for my heart doth not reprehend me in all my life.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for reprehend
(tr) to find fault with; criticize
- reprehendable, adjective
- reprehender, noun
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