reprehended

reprehend

[rep-ri-hend]
verb (used with object)
to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame.

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

reprehendable, adjective
reprehender, noun
unreprehended, adjective


reproach, upbraid, chide, admonish.
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reprehend (ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnd)
 
vb
(tr) to find fault with; criticize
 
[C14: from Latin reprehendere to hold fast, rebuke, from re- + prendere to grasp]
 
repre'hendable
 
adj
 
repre'hender
 
n

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reprehend
mid-14c., from L. reprehendere "seize, restrain," lit. "pull back," from re- "back" + prehendere "to grasp, seize" (see prehensile).
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