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VERB (1)

1. express criticism towards;
- Example: "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
[syn: reproach, upbraid]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upbraid \Up*braid"\ ([u^]p*br[=a]d"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Upbraided; p. pr. & vb. n. Upbraiding.] [OE. upbreiden; AS. upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg[eth]a to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid. See Up, and Braid, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed. [1913 Webster] And upbraided them with their unbelief. --Mark xvi. 14. [1913 Webster] Vet do not Upbraid us our distress. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide. [1913 Webster] Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done. --Matt. xi. 20 [1913 Webster] How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness! --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 3. To treat with contempt. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 4. To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster] Syn: To reproach; blame; censure; condemn. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upbraid \Up*braid"\, v. i. To utter upbraidings. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upbraid \Up*braid"\, n. The act of reproaching; contumely. [Obs.] " Foul upbraid." --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

upbraid v 1: express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior" [syn: reproach, upbraid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

35 Moby Thesaurus words for "upbraid": admonish, bawl out, berate, bring to book, call to account, castigate, censure, chastise, chew out, chide, correct, dress down, give a dressing-down, have words with, lash, lecture, objurgate, rate, rebuke, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, reprove, revile, scold, set down, set straight, spank, straighten out, take down, take to task, tell off, tick off, tongue-lash, vituperate