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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 ?
As hope, however, is the last thing extinguished in the heart of man, he finished by hoping that he might survive, even though with terrible wounds, in both these duels; and in case of surviving, he made the following reprehensions upon his own conduct:
My behaviour, during the very happy fortnight which I spent with you, did not, I hope, lay me open to reprehension, excepting on one point.
Holy Father,'' said the chief Outlaw, ``it grieves me to think that you have met with such usage from any of my followers, as calls for your fatherly reprehension.