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Reprehend

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reprehend

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.