reprender

reprender(
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prehn
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dehr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to reprehend)
a. to reprimand
Mi jefe reprendió a uno de los empleados por incumplir el acuerdo de confidencialidad.My boss reprimanded one of the employees for breaching the confidentiality agreement.
b. to scold
La maestra Juana reprendió a Tomás por insultar a su compañero.The teacher Juana scolded Tomas for insulting his classmate.
c. to tell off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to children)
El padre reprendió a su hijo por contestar a su madre.The father told his son off for talking back his mother.
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reprender
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (a niños)
a. to tell off
2. (a empleados)
a. to reprimand
reprender
transitive verb
(amonestar) to reprimand; tell off (familiar); [+niño] to scold
reprender algo a algn to criticize sb for sth
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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