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Meaning of “reprimand” in the English Dictionary

"reprimand" in British English

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reprimandverb [T]

uk   /ˈrep.rɪ.mɑːnd/  us   /-rə.mænd/ formal
to ​express to someone ​yourstrongofficialdisapproval of them: She was reprimanded by her ​teacher forbiting another ​girl.
reprimand
noun [C] uk   us  
His ​boss gave him a ​severe reprimand for being late.
(Definition of reprimand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reprimand" in American English

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reprimandverb [T]

 us   /ˈrep·rəˌmænd/
to ​tell someone, esp. ​officially, that his or her ​behavior is ​wrong and not ​acceptable: The ​committee reprimanded and censured him for his uncooperative ​attitude.
reprimand
noun [C]  us   /ˈrep·rəˌmænd/
His ​boss gave him a ​severe reprimand for being late again.
(Definition of reprimand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reprimand" in Business English

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reprimandverb [T]

uk   /ˈreprɪmɑːnd/  us   /ˈreprɪmænd/ HR, MANAGEMENT
to tell someone ​officially that they have done something wrong: reprimand sb for (doing) sth The ​head of ​department was severely reprimanded for ​failing to ​reportcomputerthefts.

reprimandnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈreprɪmɑːnd/  us   /ˈreprɪmænd/ HR
the ​act of telling somebody ​officially that they have done something wrong: She was given a written reprimand. They will all receive ​letters of reprimand.
(Definition of reprimand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reprimand”
in Spanish reprender…
in Vietnamese khiển trách…
in Malaysian diberi amaran…
in Thai ตำหนิ…
in French réprimander…
in German maßregeln…
in Chinese (Simplified) 训斥, 申斥, 谴责…
in Turkish tekdir etmek, kınamak, azarlamak…
in Russian делать выговор…
in Indonesian menegur…
in Chinese (Traditional) 訓斥, 申斥, 譴責…
in Polish udzielać nagany…
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