Reprehend Rep`re*hend" (r?p`r?-h?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reprehended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reprehending}.] [L. reprehendere, reprehensum, to hold back, seize, check, blame; pref. re- re- + prehendere to lay hold of. See {Prehensile}, and cf. {Reprisal}. ] 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. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Aristippus being reprehended of luxury by one that was not rich, for that he gave six crowns for a small fish. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Pardon me for reprehending thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

In which satire human vices, ignorance, and errors . . . are severely reprehended. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

I nor advise nor reprehend the choice. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

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