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reprehend

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of reprehend

  1. 1 to declare to be morally wrong or evil that denomination reprehends murder in any form, contending that the taking of life is never justified Synonyms of reprehend anathematize, censure, damn, decry, denounce, execrate, condemn, reprobateWords Related to reprehend attack, blame, blast, criticize, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, slam; belittle, deprecate, disparage; doom, sentence; convict; blacklist, excommunicate, ostracize; castigate, chastise, rebuke, reprimand, reproach; admonish, chide, reprove; berate, lambaste (or lambast), rake, scold, upbraid, vituperate; curse, imprecate; abhor, abominate, detest, hate, loathe, revileNear Antonyms of reprehend approve, endorse (also indorse), sanction; eulogize, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, praise; acclaim, applaud, commend, hail, salute, tout; consecrate, hallow, sanctify; honor, revere, venerateAntonyms of reprehend bless

  2. 2 to express one's unfavorable opinion of the worth or quality of without exception, book reviewers reprehended the novel's tired plot Synonyms of reprehend blame, censure, condemn, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], dispraise, fault, knock, pan, criticize, slag [chiefly British]Words Related to reprehend skewer, tweak; assail, attack, blast, clobber, slam, slash; nick (at), snipe (at); beef, bellyache, bitch, carp, cavil, complain, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, murmur, mutter, niggle, quibble, whine; admonish, chide, drub, rebuke, reprimand, reproach, reprove; berate, castigate, crucify, excoriate, flay, gibbet, hammer, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lash, pillory, scold, upbraid; bad-mouth, belittle, decry, deride, discommend, disparage, put downNear Antonyms of reprehend approve, commend, endorse (also indorse), recommend, sanctionAntonyms of reprehend extol (also extoll), laud, praise



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