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reprimand (n.)

1630s, from French réprimande (16c.), from French reprimende "reproof," from Latin reprimenda "that is to be repressed" (as in reprimenda culpa "fault to be checked"), fem. singular of reprimendus, gerundive of reprimere "hold back, curb," figuratively "check, confine, restrain, refrain," from re- "back" (see re-) + premere "to press, hold fast, cover, crowd, compress" (from PIE root *per- (4) "to strike"). Spelling influenced in French by mander "to summon."

reprimand (v.)

1680s, from reprimand (n.) or else from French réprimander (17c.), from réprimande. Related: Reprimanded; reprimanding.

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Definitions of reprimand from WordNet
1
reprimand (v.)
rebuke formally;
Synonyms: censure / criminate
reprimand (v.)
censure severely or angrily;
Synonyms: call on the carpet / take to task / rebuke / rag / trounce / lecture / jaw / dress down / call down / scold / chide / berate / bawl out / remonstrate / chew out / chew up / have words / lambaste / lambast
2
reprimand (n.)
an act or expression of criticism and censure;
Synonyms: rebuke / reproof / reproval / reprehension
From wordnet.princeton.edu