Meaning of “reprimand” in the English Dictionary

"reprimand" in British English

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reprimandverb [ T ]

uk /ˈrep.rɪ.mɑːnd/ us /ˈrep.rə.mænd/ formal

to express to someone your strong official disapproval of them:

She was reprimanded by her teacher for biting 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 report computer thefts.

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)