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reprehend

Line breaks: rep¦re|hend
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnd
 
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Definition of reprehend in English:

verb

[with object]
Reprimand: a recklessness which cannot be too severely reprehended
More example sentences
  • Tolstoy particularly reprehended the widely held view of Dostoyevsky as a ‘prophet and saint,’ someone immersed in the conflict between Good and Evil.
  • Once she had upset Sophie because Sophie was playing with her dolls and making much noise and Adele tried to reprehend her.
  • I knew my posture had been less than perfect and knowing I had not left with the others I feared he wished to reprehend me.

Origin

Middle English: from Latin reprehendere 'seize, check, rebuke', from re- (expressing intensive force) + prehendere 'seize'.

Derivatives

reprehension

1
noun
Example sentences
  • ‘A freeman will have his hand cut off, but a serf…’ He shook his head in silent reprehension.
  • The notice posted by Victoria Alexander of Films In Review is minimally positive but otherwise scathing in its reprehension of the film's ideological messages.
  • Jones does concede, however, that very few artists manage to avoid reprehension as they struggle for fame and recognition.

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