What is another word for reprehend?

975 synonyms found


[ ɹɪpɹɪhˈɛnd], [ ɹɪpɹɪhˈɛnd], [ ɹ_ɪ_p_ɹ_ɪ_h_ˈɛ_n_d]

Reprehend is defined as finding fault or expressing disapproval. Synonyms for this word include criticize, condemn, rebuke, reprimand, chastise, berate, censure, denounce and reproach. These words all indicate disapproval or criticism of someone's actions or behaviors. To criticize someone is to point out specific flaws or shortcomings. Condemn implies strong disapproval of someone's actions. Rebuke and reprimand refer to verbal scolding, while chastise implies punishment or discipline. Berate and censure carry a strong sense of disapproval, while denounce and reproach emphasize public condemnation. Regardless of the synonym used, all convey a negative judgment of someone's behavior.

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What are the hypernyms for Reprehend?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Reprehend?

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What are the opposite words for reprehend?

Reprehend refers to the act of reprimanding or scolding someone for their wrongdoing. Antonyms of reprehend would include words that signify praise or acceptance. These words include commend, laud, and approve. When someone does something that is worthy of admiration, commendation is a great way of showing appreciation. Praising someone's accomplishments can have a positive impact on their motivation and self-esteem. Approve, on the other hand, is a more general term that reflects acceptance or agreement with a particular action. If someone's behaviour is not worthy of rebuke, then approving of them is the best course of action.

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Usage examples for Reprehend

"My acquaintance with Lord Berrington is trifling," returned Miss Beaufort, withdrawing her eyes from the pensive features of the count, who was sorting the lessons; "yet I am so far prepossessed in his favor, that I see little in his appearance to reprehend.
"Thaddeus of Warsaw"
Jane Porter
I had much discourse with my Lord, he telling me how fully he leaves the King his friend and the large discourse he had with him the other day, and how he desired to have the business of the prizes examined before he went, and that he yielded to it, and it is done as far as it concerns himself to the full, and the Lords Commissioners for prizes did reprehend all the informers in what related to his Lordship, which I am glad of in many respects.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright"
Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
While we freely reprehend their many and glaring faults, we are forced to admire and praise their energy, their heroic bravery, and their undoubted spirit of enterprise.
"The Story of Malta"
Maturin M. Ballou

Famous quotes with Reprehend

  • 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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