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NOUN (1)

1. an act or expression of criticism and censure;
- Example: "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
[syn: rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand]


VERB (2)

1. rebuke formally;
[syn: reprimand, censure, criminate]

2. censure severely or angrily;
- Example: "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"
- Example: "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"
- Example: "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
[syn: 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reprimand \Rep"ri*mand\ (r?p"r?-m?nd), n. [F. r['e]primande, fr. L. reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, fr. reprimere to check, repress; pref. re- re + premere to press. See Press, and cf. Repress.] Severe or formal reproof; reprehension, private or public. [1913 Webster] Goldsmith gave his landlady a sharp reprimand for her treatment of him. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reprimand \Rep"ri*mand\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reprimanded; p. pr. & vb. n. Reprimanding.] [Cf. F. r['e]primander. See Reprimand, n.] 1. To reprove severely; to reprehend; to chide for a fault; to consure formally. [1913 Webster] Germanicus was severely reprimanded by Tiberius for traveling into Egypt without his permission. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. To reprove publicly and officially, in execution of a sentence; as, the court ordered him to be reprimanded. [1913 Webster] Syn: To reprove; reprehend; chide; rebuke; censure; blame. See Reprove. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

reprimand n 1: an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face" [syn: rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand] v 1: rebuke formally [syn: reprimand, censure, criminate] 2: 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" [syn: 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "reprimand": admonish, admonishment, admonition, aspersion, attack, attaint, badge of infamy, bar sinister, baton, bawl out, bend sinister, berate, bespatter, black eye, black mark, blacken, blot, blow upon, blur, brand, bring to book, broad arrow, call down, call to account, carpet, castigate, castigation, censure, champain, chastise, chastisement, chew out, chide, chiding, correct, correction, criticism, criticize, defame, defile, disapproval, disapprove, disparage, disparagement, dress down, dressing-down, expose, expose to infamy, gibbet, give a dressing-down, hang in effigy, have words with, imputation, lecture, lesson, mark of Cain, objurgate, objurgation, onus, pillory, pillorying, point champain, rap, rate, rating, rebuke, reflection, remonstrance, remonstration, reprehend, reprehension, reproach, reprobation, reproof, reproval, reprove, scold, scolding, sermon, set down, set straight, skin alive, slate, slur, smear, smirch, smudge, smutch, soil, spank, spanking, spot, stain, stigma, stigmatism, stigmatization, stigmatize, straighten out, sully, taint, take down, take to task, talking-to, tarnish, tell off, tick off, tongue-lashing, upbraid, upbraiding, vilify, wig
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

REPRIMAND, punishment. The censure which in some cases a public office pronounces against an offender. 2. This species of punishment is used by legislative bodies to punish their members or others who have been guilty of some impropriety of conduct towards them. The reprimand is usually pronounced by the speaker.