Definitions for: Reprehend

[v] express strong disapproval of

Webster (1913) 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.

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.

See Also: criticise, criticize, pick apart

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