verb /ˈreprɪmænd/
  1. to tell somebody officially that you do not approve of them or their actions
    • reprimand somebody for something => The officers were severely reprimanded for their unprofessional behaviour.
    • reprimand somebody for doing something => The judge reprimanded him for using such language in court.
Origin: mid 17th cent.: from French réprimande, via Spanish from Latin reprimenda, ‘things to be held in check’, neuter plural gerundive of reprimere, from re- ‘back’ + premere ‘to press’.

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