Joanne knew that if she couldn't finish cataloging the products by the end of the day, her boss would reprehend her for missing the deadline.
An example of reprehend is deciding that a specific child threw a ball through your window.
- to reprimand or rebuke (a person)
- to find fault with (something done); censure
Origin of reprehendMiddle English reprehenden from Classical Latin reprehendere from re-, back + prehendere: see prehensile
transitive verbrep·re·hend·ed, rep·re·hend·ing, rep·re·hends
Origin of reprehendMiddle English reprehenden from Latin reprehendere re- re- prehendere to seize ; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present reprehends, present participle reprehending, simple past and past participle reprehended)
From Latin reprehendÅ (“I hold back, check, blame"), from re- (“back") + prehendÅ (“I hold, seize"). Confer French reprendre (“to reprove").