from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reprove; censure. See Synonyms at criticize.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to criticize, to reprove
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reprove or reprimand with a view of restraining, checking, or preventing; to make charge of fault against; to disapprove of; to chide; to blame; to censure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To charge with a fault; chide sharply; reprove: formerly sometimes followed by of.
- To take exception to; speak of as a fault; censure.
- To convict of fallacy.
- Synonyms To blame, rebuke, reprimand, upbraid. See admonition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. express strong disapproval of
Middle English reprehenden, from Latin reprehendere : re-, re- + prehendere, to seize; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin reprehendere ("to hold back, check, blame"), from re- ("back") + prehendere ("to hold, seize"). Confer French reprendre ("to reprove"). (Wiktionary)