reprimand

  • 1 reprimand — rep‧ri‧mand [ˈreprmɑːnd ǁ mænd] noun [countable] an occasion when someone is officially told that they have done something very wrong: • He is likely to receive some kind of reprimand for trying to influence the regulators unfairly. reprimand… …

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  • 2 reprimand — I noun admonishment, admonition, animadversion, blame, castigation, censure, chiding, condemnation, correction, criticism, denunciation, derogation, disapprobation, disapproval, displeasure, dispraise, dressing down, exception, exprobration,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Reprimand — Rep ri*mand (r?p r? m?nd), n. [F. r[ e]primande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re re + premere to press. See {Press}, and cf. {Repress}.] Severe or formal reproof;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Reprimand — Rep ri*mand, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reprimanded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reprimanding}.] [Cf. F. r[ e]primander. See {Reprimand}, n.] 1. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally. [1913 Webster] Germanicus was severely… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 reprimand — [n] oral punishment admonishment, admonition, bawling out*, blame, calling down*, castigation, censure, chiding, comeuppance, dressing down*, going over*, grooming, hard time*, lecture, piece of one’s mind*, ragging*, rap*, rebuke, reprehension,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 reprimand — ► NOUN ▪ a formal expression of disapproval; a rebuke. ► VERB ▪ address a reprimand to. ORIGIN French réprimande, from Latin reprimere press back, check …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 reprimand — (n.) 1630s, from Fr. réprimande, from M.Fr. reprimende reproof, from L. reprimenda that is to be repressed (as in reprimenda culpa fault to be checked ), fem. sing. of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere reprove (see REPRESS (Cf. repress)).… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 reprimand — vb *reprove, rebuke, reproach, admonish, chide Analogous words: upbraid, rate, berate, *scold: censure, denounce, blame, reprehend, reprobate, *criticize …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 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

  • 10 reprimand — I n. 1) to administer, issue a reprimand (the judge issued a reprimand from the bench) 2) to receive a reprimand 3) a mild; severe, sharp, stem reprimand 4) an oral; written reprimand II v. (D; tr.) to reprimand for (to reprimand an employee for… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 reprimand — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ severe ▪ gentle ▪ His gentle reprimand shamed her sufficiently. ▪ public ▪ verbal, written …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 reprimand — UK [ˈreprɪˌmɑːnd] / US [ˈreprɪˌmænd] verb [transitive] Word forms reprimand : present tense I/you/we/they reprimand he/she/it reprimands present participle reprimanding past tense reprimanded past participle reprimanded to tell someone officially …

    English dictionary

  • 13 Reprimand — A reprimand is a severe, formal or official reproof. Reprimanding takes in different forms in different legal systems, such as in UK law and American law. UK In the UK, anybody between the ages of 10 and 18 years can receive a reprimand. It is a… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 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

  • 15 reprimand — [[t]re̱prɪmɑːnd, mæ̱nd[/t]] reprimands, reprimanding, reprimanded VERB If someone is reprimanded, they are spoken to angrily or seriously for doing something wrong, usually by a person in authority. [FORMAL] [be V ed for ing/n] He was reprimanded …

    English dictionary

  • 16 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

  • 17 reprimand — 1. verb was it really necessary to reprimand him in public? Syn: rebuke, admonish, chastise, chide, upbraid, reprove, reproach, scold, berate, take to task, lambaste, give someone a piece of one s mind, rake/haul over the coals, lecture,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 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

  • 19 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

  • 20 reprimand — [ rɛprɪmα:nd] noun a formal expression of disapproval. verb address a reprimand to. Origin C17: from Fr. réprimande, via Sp. from L. reprimenda, things to be held in check , neut. plural gerundive of reprimere (see repress) …

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