rep|ri|mand «noun. REHP ruh mand, -mahnd; verb. REHP ruh MAND, -MAHND», noun, verb.
a severe or formal reproof: »

the sharp reprimands that were sure to follow every act of negligence (John F. Kirk).

to reprove severely or formally; censure: »

The policeman reprimanded the driver for turning without a signal. aptain Wilson sent for the master, and reprimanded him for his oppression (Frederick Marryat).

SYNONYM(S): reprehend. See syn. under reprove. (Cf.reprove)
[< French réprimande, earlier réprimende, learned borrowing from Latin reprimenda a thing to be repressed, feminine gerundive of reprimere repress]
rep´ri|mand´er, noun.

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  • rep|ri|mand — «noun. REHP ruh mand, mahnd; verb. REHP ruh MAND, MAHND», noun, verb. –n. a severe or formal reproof: »the sharp reprimands that were sure to follow every act of negligence (John F. Kirk). –v.t. to reprove severely or formally; censure: »The… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • mand — com·mand·er; com·mand·er·ship; com·mand·ery; com·mand·ment; con·fir·mand; de·mand·able; de·mand·ant; mand·len; moh·mand; nor·mand; sum·mand; com·mand; coun·ter·mand; de·mand; gour·mand; mand; re·mand; rep·ri·mand; com·mand·ing·ly;… …   English syllables

  • rep — demi·rep; di·rep·tion; ir·rep·tion; ir·rep·ti·tious; ob·rep·tion; ob·rep·ti·tious; pro·rep·til·ia; rep·a·ra·ble; rep·a·ra·tion; rep·er·to·ri·al; rep·er·to·ri·um; rep·er·to·ry; rep·e·tend; rep·e·ti·tion; rep·e·ti·tion·al; rep·e·ti·tious;… …   English syllables

  • reprimand — rep·ri·mand …   English syllables

  • reprimand — rep|ri|mand [ reprı,mænd ] verb transitive to tell someone officially and in a serious way that something they have done is wrong: reprimand someone for something: He was severely reprimanded by the authorities for his inappropriate behavior. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reprimand — rep|ri|mand [ˈreprıma:nd US mænd] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: réprimande, from Latin, from reprimere; REPRESS] to tell someone officially that something they have done is very wrong →↑scold, tell off ↑tell off reprimand sb for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reprimand — rep•ri•mand [[t]ˈrɛp rəˌmænd, ˌmɑnd[/t]] n. 1) a severe rebuke, esp. a formal or official one 2) to reprove or rebuke severely • Etymology: 1630–40; < F réprimande, MF reprimend < L reprimenda that is to be repressed, neut. pl. ger. of… …   From formal English to slang

  • reprimand — [rep′rə mand΄, rep′rəmänd΄; ] also, for v. [, rep΄rə mand′, rep΄rəmänd′] n. [Fr réprimande < L reprimenda, fem. of reprimendus, that is to be repressed < reprimere, to repress: see RE & PRESS1] a severe or formal rebuke, esp. by a person in …   English World dictionary

  • reprimand — reprimander, n. reprimandingly, adv. n. /rep reuh mand , mahnd /; v. /rep reuh mand , mahnd , rep reuh mand , mahnd /, n. 1. a severe reproof or rebuke, esp. a formal one by a person in authority. v.t. 2. to reprove or rebuke severely, esp. in a… …   Universalium

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