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reprehend

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1 to declare to be morally wrong or evil
  • reprehends the taking of life in any form
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2 to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of
  • Without exception, book reviewers reprehended the novel's tired plot.
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come down hard (on), find fault (with), take to task

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extol (also extoll), laud, praise

Synonym Discussion of reprehend

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 violence
reprehend implies both criticism and severe rebuking.
    • reprehends the self-centeredness of today's students
censure 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 lifestyle
condemn usually suggests an unqualified and final unfavorable judgment.
    • condemned the government's racial policies
denounce adds to condemn the implication of a public declaration.
    • a pastoral letter denouncing abortion


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