reprehend


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rep·re·hend

 (rĕp′rĭ-hĕnd′)
tr.v. rep·re·hend·ed, rep·re·hend·ing, rep·re·hends
To reprove; censure.

[Middle English reprehenden, from Latin reprehendere : re-, re- + prehendere, to seize; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]

reprehend

(ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnd)
vb
(tr) to find fault with; criticize
[C14: from Latin reprehendere to hold fast, rebuke, from re- + prendere to grasp]
ˌrepreˈhendable adj
ˌrepreˈhender n

rep•re•hend

(ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛnd)

v.t.
to find fault with; reprove; rebuke.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin reprehendere to hold back, rebuke =re- re- + prehendere to seize; see prehension]

reprehend


Past participle: reprehended
Gerund: reprehending

Imperative
reprehend
reprehend
Present
I reprehend
you reprehend
he/she/it reprehends
we reprehend
you reprehend
they reprehend
Preterite
I reprehended
you reprehended
he/she/it reprehended
we reprehended
you reprehended
they reprehended
Present Continuous
I am reprehending
you are reprehending
he/she/it is reprehending
we are reprehending
you are reprehending
they are reprehending
Present Perfect
I have reprehended
you have reprehended
he/she/it has reprehended
we have reprehended
you have reprehended
they have reprehended
Past Continuous
I was reprehending
you were reprehending
he/she/it was reprehending
we were reprehending
you were reprehending
they were reprehending
Past Perfect
I had reprehended
you had reprehended
he/she/it had reprehended
we had reprehended
you had reprehended
they had reprehended
Future
I will reprehend
you will reprehend
he/she/it will reprehend
we will reprehend
you will reprehend
they will reprehend
Future Perfect
I will have reprehended
you will have reprehended
he/she/it will have reprehended
we will have reprehended
you will have reprehended
they will have reprehended
Future Continuous
I will be reprehending
you will be reprehending
he/she/it will be reprehending
we will be reprehending
you will be reprehending
they will be reprehending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reprehending
you have been reprehending
he/she/it has been reprehending
we have been reprehending
you have been reprehending
they have been reprehending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reprehending
you will have been reprehending
he/she/it will have been reprehending
we will have been reprehending
you will have been reprehending
they will have been reprehending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reprehending
you had been reprehending
he/she/it had been reprehending
we had been reprehending
you had been reprehending
they had been reprehending
Conditional
I would reprehend
you would reprehend
he/she/it would reprehend
we would reprehend
you would reprehend
they would reprehend
Past Conditional
I would have reprehended
you would have reprehended
he/she/it would have reprehended
we would have reprehended
you would have reprehended
they would have reprehended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reprehend - express strong disapproval of
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"

reprehend

verb
To feel or express strong disapproval of:
Translations

reprehend

[ˌreprɪˈhend] VTreprender

reprehend

vttadeln, rügen

reprehend

[ˌrɛprɪˈhɛnd] vt (frm) → rimproverare, riprendere
References in classic literature ?
de Treville was about to reprehend this breach of the rules of etiquette, when he felt the hand of Athos, who had rallied all his energies to contend against pain, at length overcome by it, fell upon the floor as if he were dead.
I, who have been for seventeen years constantly with Charlotte Henley, find each day something new in her, not to admire, but to reprehend.
Being to advise or reprehend any one, Shew no Signs of Cholar, but do it all with Sweetness & Mildness.
Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly" is an ever relevant adage that builds their self-esteem.
Obviously we need to discipline our children and reprehend them when they do something wrong, but how do we do it, what is our real intention behind it?
45 Being to advise or reprehend any one, consider whether it ought to be in public or in Private; presently, or at Some other time in what terms to do it & in reproving Show no Sign of Cholar but do it with all Sweetness and Mildness.
Thus Copernicus wrote, "if perchance there are certain 'idle talkers' who take it upon themselves to pronounce judgment, although wholly ignorant of mathematics, and if by shamelessly distorting the sense of some passage in Holy Writ to suit their purpose, they dare to reprehend and to attack my work; they worry me so little that I shall even scorn their judgments as foolhardy.
Some interviewers would reprehend Manson on his behavior, order him to the other side of the room, and let him know who is in charge.
I don't need to take into any consideration the consequence (of the Other) because deer will not change behaviors or try to bring revenge upon me (nor will they reprehend me).
Although Levin seemingly refuses to reprehend his peasants in a secular setting, a religious background pulls him in a different direction.
Despite having little moral right to reprehend Roxana for her premarital sexual activity, having seduced her at that time himself in a failed attempt to coerce her into marriage, the Dutchman disinherits Roxana, depriving her of her own wealth and condemning her to eventual death.
To advise to reprehend anyone, consider whether it ought to be public or in private, presently or at some other time, in what terms to do it and in reproving, show no signs of choler, but do it with all sweetness and mildness.