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Synonyms for reprehend
ˌrɛp rɪˈhɛnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reprehend(verb)

    express strong disapproval of

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reprehend

    To censure is to pronounce an adverse judgment that may or may not be expressed to the person censured; to reprove is to censure authoritatively, openly, and directly to the face of the person reproved; to rebuke is to reprove with sharpness, and often with abruptness, usually in the midst of some action or course of action deemed censurable; to reprimand is to reprove officially; to blame is a familiar word signifying to pass censure upon, make answerable, as for a fault; blame and censure apply either to persons or acts; reprove and rebuke are applied chiefly, and reprimand exclusively to persons. To reproach is to censure openly and vehemently, and with intense personal feeling as of grief or anger; as, to reproach one for ingratitude; reproach knows no distinction of rank or character; a subject may reproach a king or a criminal judge. To expostulate or remonstrate with is to mingle reasoning and appeal with censure in the hope of winning one from his evil way, expostulate being the gentler, remonstrate the severer word. Admonish is the mildest of reproving words, and may even be used of giving a caution or warning where no wrong is implied, or of simply reminding of duty which might be forgotten. Censure, rebuke, and reprove apply to wrong that has been done; warn and admonish refer to anticipated error or fault. When one is admonished because of wrong already done, the view is still future, that he may not repeat or continue in the wrong. Compare CONDEMN; REPROOF.

    Synonyms:
    admonish, blame, censure, chasten, check, chide, condemn, expostulate with, find fault with, rebuke, remonstrate with, reprimand, reproach, reprove, take to task, upbraid, warn

    Antonyms:
    abet, applaud, approve, cheer, countenance, encourage, impel, incite, instigate, urge on

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reprehend

    Synonyms:
    blame chide, reprove, censure, reprimand

    Antonyms:
    praise, laud, eulogize, sanction, approve

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reprehend(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    reprove, chide, rebuke, reproach, upbraid, REPRIMAND

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How to use reprehend in a sentence?

  1. Feltham:

    To reprehend well is the most necessary and the hardest part of friendship. Who is it that does not sometimes merit a check, and yet how few will endure one? Yet wherein can a friend more unfold his love than in preventing dangers before their birth, or in bringing a man to safety who is travelling on the road to ruin? I grant there is a manner of reprehending which turns a benefit into an injury, and then it both strengthens error and wounds the giver. When thou chidest thy wandering friend do it secretly, in season, in love, not in the ear of a popular convention, for oftentimes the presence of a multitude makes a man take up an unjust defence, rather than fall into a just shame.

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