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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 ?
Captain Dobbin did not correct this error of the worthy lady, but listened to all her story of complaints and misfortunes with great sympathy--condoled with her losses and privations, and agreed in reprehending the cruel conduct of Mr.
The 1996 declaration continued the trend of reprehending, by implication, unilateral, forceful action.
Words (and phrases) such as pretty severely, greatly, sly, wicked, lucky, pinch, pincher, envy, reprehending, feared, fighting, pulling indicate that women may have felt that the entire burden of forming and maintaining the feminine ideal, of imparting the correct social behavior, and of eliminating the innocent savage, at least in the matter of raising female children, was their duty alone.