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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.]
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(tr) to find fault with; criticize
[C14: from Latin reprehendere to hold fast, rebuke, from re- + prendere to grasp]
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to find fault with; reprove; rebuke.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin reprehendere to hold back, rebuke =re- re- + prehendere to seize; see prehension]
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Past participle: reprehended
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reprehend[ˌreprɪˈhend] VT → reprender
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