reprimand - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈreprɪˌmɑːnd/
present tense
I/you/we/theyreprimand
he/she/itreprimands
present participlereprimanding
past tensereprimanded
past participlereprimanded
  1. to tell someone officially and in a serious way that something they have done is wrong
    reprimand someone for something:

    He was severely reprimanded for his unsuitable behaviour.

derived word

reprimand

 

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noun [countable]
singularreprimand
pluralreprimands