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Meaning of REPREHEND

Pronunciation:  `repri'hend

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  express strong disapproval of
 

REPREHEND is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: criticise, criticize, pick apart

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 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. --Chaucer.

      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.

 

 

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