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reprehend

[rep-ri-hend] /ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English reprehenden < Latin reprehendere to hold back, restrain, equivalent to re- re- + prehendere to seize; see prehension
Related forms
reprehendable, adjective
reprehender, noun
unreprehended, adjective
Synonyms
reproach, upbraid, chide, admonish.
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British Dictionary definitions for reprehend

reprehend

/ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to find fault with; criticize
Derived Forms
reprehendable, adjective
reprehender, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin reprehendere to hold fast, rebuke, from re- + prendere to grasp
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Word Origin and History for reprehend
v.

mid-14c., from Latin reprehendere "blame, censure, rebuke; seize, restrain," literally "pull back, hold back," from re- "back" (see re-) + prehendere "to grasp, seize" (see prehensile).

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