Definition of Reprehend

1. Verb. Express strong disapproval of.

Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart
Derivative terms: Reprehensible, Reprehension



Definition of Reprehend

1. v. t. To reprove or reprimand with a view of restraining, checking, or preventing; to make charge of fault against; to disapprove of; to chide; to blame; to censure.

Definition of Reprehend

1. Verb. to criticize, to reprove ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reprehend

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Reprehend

1. To reprove or reprimand with a view of restraining, checking, or preventing; to make charge of fault against; to disapprove of; to chide; to blame; to censure. "Aristippus being reprehended of luxury by one that was not rich, for that he gave six crowns for a small fish." (Bacon) "Pardon me for reprehending thee." (Shak) "In which satire human vices, ignorance, and errors . . . Are severely reprehended." (Dryden) "I nor advise nor reprehend the choice." (J. Philips) Origin: L. Reprehendere, reprehensum, to hold back, seize, check, blame; pref. Re- re- + prehendere to lay hold of. See Prehensile, and cf. Reprisal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reprehend

repowering
repowers
repp
repped
reppiaite
repping
reppings
repps
reprecipitate
reprecipitation
reprecipitations
repreeve
repreeved
repreeves
reprefe
reprehend (current term)
reprehended
reprehender
reprehenders
reprehending
reprehends
reprehensibility
reprehensible
reprehensibles
reprehensibly
reprehension
reprehensions
reprehensive
reprehensively
reprehensory

Literary usage of Reprehend

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Formed with suffix -or-i-um from reposit-ns, pp. of reponere, to lay up. See Re- and Position. reprehend, to blame, reprove. ..."

2. The glories of the sacred Heart by Henry Edward Manning (1876)
"If our heart reprehend us not, then we have confidence towards God. Dearly beloved, if our heart reprehend us, God is greater than our heart, ..."

3. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1798)
"... is the fleep of death, which every lover of literature and liberty muft deprecate as the word of evils. But, though we find much to reprehend in the ..."

4. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"There were yet some occasions of his justice, impudence whereupon he thought it necessary to reprehend sharply co- sharply. As when counsel pretended ..."

5. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"There were yet some occasions of his justice, impudence whereupon he thought it necessary to reprehend sharply co- sharply. As when counsel pretended ..."

6. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"But we observe with regret a cynicism and flippancy on sacred subjects, which we are bound to reprehend very indignantly. Bad as such a tone always is, ..."

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