reprehend

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From Latin reprehendō (I hold back, check, blame), from re- (back) + prehendō (I hold, seize). Confer French reprendre (to reprove).

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reprehend (third-person singular simple present reprehends, present participle reprehending, simple past and past participle reprehended)

  1. to criticize, to reprove

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