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Definition of reprimand verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌrɛprəˈmænd//
    reprimand somebody (for something) + speech (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reprimand
    he / she / it reprimands
    past simple reprimanded
    -ing form reprimanding
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  1. 1to tell someone officially that you do not approve of them or their actions synonym rebuke
  2. 2 The officers were severely reprimanded for their unprofessional behavior.
noun [countable, uncountable] He received a severe reprimand for his behavior.