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Verb: reprimand  're-pru,mãnd
  1. Rebuke formally
    - censure, criminate
     
  2. Censure severely or angrily
    "The deputy reprimanded the Prime Minister";
    - call on the carpet [US], take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], have words, lambaste, lambast, ream [N. Amer]
Noun: reprimand  're-pru,mãnd
  1. An act or expression of criticism and censure
    "he had to take the reprimand with a smile on his face";
    - rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension

Derived forms: reprimanding, reprimands, reprimanded

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticism, criticize, damn, knock, pick apart, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Reprimand