- 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.
- 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
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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.