upbraid

[uhp-breyd]
verb (used with object)
1.
to find fault with or reproach severely; censure: The military tribunal upbraided the soldier for his cowardice.
2.
(of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to.
verb (used without object)
3.
Archaic. to utter reproaches.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English upbrēdan to adduce as a fault. See up-, braid

upbraider, noun
unupbraided, adjective


1. reprove, blame. See reprimand.
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upbraid (ʌpˈbreɪd)
 
vb
1.  to reprove or reproach angrily
2.  to find fault with
 
[Old English upbregdan; related to Danish bebreide; see up, braid]
 
up'braider
 
n
 
up'braiding
 
n
 
up'braidingly
 
adv

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upbraid
O.E. upbregdan "bring forth as a ground for censure," from up "up" + bregdan "move quickly, intertwine" (see braid). Cf. M.Swed. upbrygdha. Meaning "scold" is first attested late 13c.
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Example sentences
It is our duty as citizens to upbraid those who perpetrate these offenses.
He couldn't chide patients for wasting his time, or upbraid them for being dishonest.
But these meetings can be terrifying when he uses them to cajole, upbraid, or
  interrogate his subordinates.
The editor, smiling at her beauty and her comet quality, tried to upbraid her
  for her play.
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