Definitions for reprimandˈrɛp rəˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rep•ri•mand*ˈrɛp rəˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd(n.)
a severe rebuke, esp. a formal or official one.
(v.t.)to reprove or rebuke severely.
* Syn: reprimand , upbraid , admonish , censure mean to criticize or find fault with someone for behavior deemed reprehensible. reprimand implies a formal criticism, as by an official or person in authority: The lawyer was reprimanded by the judge.upbraid suggests relatively severe criticism, but of a less formal kind: The minister upbraided the parishioners for their poor church attendance. admonish refers to a more gentle warning or expression of disapproval, often including suggestions for improvement: I admonished the children to make less noise.censure suggests harsh, vehement criticism, often from an authoritative source: The legislators voted to censure their fellow senator.
Origin of reprimand:
1630–40; < F réprimande, MF reprimend < L reprimenda that is to be repressed, neut. pl. ger. of reprimere to repress
rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand(verb)
an act or expression of criticism and censure
"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
reprimand, censure, criminate(verb)
call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)
censure severely or angrily
"The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
reprimand(verb)ˈrɛp rəˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd
to officially tell sb they have done sth wrong
The principal reprimanded the teacher for swearing in class.
reprimand(noun)ˈrɛp rəˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd
sth that tells sb they have done sth wrong
He received a reprimand and a fine.
A severe, formal or official reproof; reprehension, rebuke, private or public.
To reprove in a formal or official way.
Origin: From réprimande, from réprimer.
severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public
to reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally
to reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded
A reprimand is a severe, formal or official reproof. Reprimanding takes in different forms in different legal systems depending on country or, in the United States, state. A reprimand may be issued by a government agency, an employer or a governing board.
Translations for reprimand
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(especially of a person in authority) to speak or write angrily or severely to (someone) because he has done wrong; to rebuke
The soldier was severely reprimanded for being drunk.
- repreenderPortuguese (BR)
- سرزنش کردن؛ توبیخ کردنFarsi
- strogo ukoritiCroatian
- átelja, veita áminninguIcelandic
- (kam) pareikšti papeikimąLithuanian
- izteikt rājienu; norātLatvian
- diberi amaranMalay
- irettesette, gi en reprimande, refseNorwegian
- udzielić naganyPolish
- سرزنش کردن؛ توبیخ کردنPersian
- ترټل، غندل، رټل، (په قانونى ډولPashto
- a mustraRomanian
- делать выговорRussian
- tillrättavisa, ge en reprimandSwedish
- azarlamak, kınamakTurkish
- 譴責，申斥，訓誡Chinese (Trad.)
- оголошувати догануUkrainian
- سرزنش کرناUrdu
- khiển tráchVietnamese
- 谴责，申斥，惩戒Chinese (Simp.)
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