Definition of reprimand verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reprimand

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈreprɪmɑːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreprɪmænd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reprimand
BrE BrE//ˈreprɪmɑːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreprɪmænd//
 
he / she / it reprimands
BrE BrE//ˈreprɪmɑːndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreprɪmændz//
 
past simple reprimanded
BrE BrE//ˈreprɪmɑːndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreprɪmændɪd//
 
past participle reprimanded
BrE BrE//ˈreprɪmɑːndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreprɪmændɪd//
 
-ing form reprimanding
BrE BrE//ˈreprɪmɑːndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreprɪmændɪŋ//
 
 
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reprimand somebody (for something) | + speech (formal) to tell somebody officially that you do not approve of them or their actions synonym rebuke The officers were severely reprimanded for their unprofessional behaviour. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French réprimande, via Spanish from Latin reprimenda, ‘things to be held in check’, neuter plural gerundive of reprimere, from re- ‘back’ + premere ‘to press’.Extra examples She was severely reprimanded for accepting the money. reprimanded by the judge The judge reprimanded him for using such language in court.

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