criticize, reprehend, censure, reprobate, condemn, denounce mean to find fault with openly. criticize implies finding fault especially with methods or policies or intentions.
criticized the police for using violencereprehend implies both criticism and severe rebuking.
reprehends the self-centeredness of today's studentscensure carries a strong suggestion of authority and of reprimanding.
a Senator formally censured by his peers reprobate implies strong disapproval or firm refusal to sanction.
reprobated his son's unconventional lifestylecondemn usually suggests an unqualified and final unfavorable judgment.
condemned the government's racial policiesdenounce adds to condemn the implication of a public declaration.
a pastoral letter denouncing abortion
Examples of reprehend in a Sentence
that denomination reprehends murder in any form, contending that the taking of life is never justified
without exception, book reviewers reprehended the novel's tired plot