- Reprehend is defined as to blame or strongly judge a person or action.
An example of reprehend is deciding that a specific child threw a ball through your window.
reprehend definition by Webster's New World
- to reprimand or rebuke (a person)
- to find fault with (something done); censure
Origin: Middle English reprehenden ; from Classical Latin reprehendere ; from re-, back plush prehendere: see prehensile
reprehend definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb rep·re·hend·ed, rep·re·hend·ing, rep·re·hends
Origin: Middle English reprehenden, from Latin reprehendere : re-, re- + prehendere, to seize; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.