reprehend
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin reprehendere, literally, to hold back, from re- + prehendere to grasp — more at get Date: 14th century to voice disapproval of ; censure Synonyms: see criticize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Reprehend — Rep re*hend (r?p r? h?nd ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reprehended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reprehending}.] [L. reprehendere, reprehensum, to hold back, seize, check, blame; pref. re re + prehendere to lay hold of. See {Prehensile}, and cf. {Reprisal}. ] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reprehend — I verb accuse, admonish, animadvert, berate, betongue, blame, bring to book, call down, call to account, cast blame upon, castigate, censure, charge, chastise, chide, condemn, correct, criticize, decry, denounce, disapprove, dress down,… …   Law dictionary

  • reprehend — mid 14c., from L. reprehendere seize, restrain, lit. pull back, from re back + prehendere to grasp, seize (see PREHENSILE (Cf. prehensile)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reprehend — *criticize, censure, reprobate, condemn, denounce, blame Analogous words: *reprove, rebuke, reprimand, admonish, reproach, chide: *scold, upbraid, berate, rate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reprehend — [rep΄ri hend′] vt. [ME reprehenden < L reprehendere < re , back + prehendere: see PREHENSILE] 1. to reprimand or rebuke (a person) 2. to find fault with (something done); censure SYN. CRITICIZE …   English World dictionary

  • reprehend — reprehendable, adj. reprehender, n. /rep ri hend /, v.t. to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame. [1300 50; ME reprehenden < L reprehendere to hold back, restrain, equiv. to re RE + prehendere to seize; see PREHENSION] Syn. reproach …   Universalium

  • reprehend — verb to criticize, to reprove See Also: apprehend, comprehend, reprehensible, reprehension …   Wiktionary

  • reprehend — Synonyms and related words: accuse, admonish, anathematize, anathemize, animadvert on, arraign, berate, blame, bring to book, call to account, cast blame upon, cast reflection upon, censure, chastise, chide, complain against, condemn, correct,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reprehend — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. rebuke, reprove, reprimand; see censure , scold . See Synonym Study at censure . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To feel or express strong disapproval of: censure, condemn, denounce, deplore, reprobate. See PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • reprehend — rep·re·hend || ‚reprɪ hend v. reprimand, reproach, reprove, scold, admonish …   English contemporary dictionary

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