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reprehend (verb), reprehends; reprehended; reprehending
1. To rebuke, to censure, or to find fault with and to blame: Marge reprehended her son for not taking a bath after he got himself so muddy after he was playing in the backyard.
2. Etymology: from Latin reprehendere, "to pull back"; from re-, "back" + prehendere, "to grasp, to hold".
To sharply criticize.
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To strongly rebuke or to criticize; to find fault with and to blame for a perceived misbehavior. (1)