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upbraid

verb admonish, berate, blame, blast, call on the carpet, call to account, castigate, censure, chastise, chew out, chide, condemn, correct, criticize, curse, decry, denounce, denunciate, fulminate against, give a piece of one's mind, give a tongue-lashing, have harsh words with, indict, inveigh against, lash, lay out in lavender, lecture, rail against, rake over the coals, rap on the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reproach, reprobate, reprove, revile, scold, set straight, straighten out, take a hard line with, take to task, tell off, vilify, vilipend
See also: blame, castigate, cavil, censure, complain, condemn, criticize, denounce, disapprove, fault, harass, impeach, lash, rebuke, remonstrate, reprehend, reprimand, reproach
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US officials upbraided Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq for what it called a Kurdish failure to rein in the guerrillas' activities.
The extraordinary gesture by Thomas Debrowski, Mattels executive vice president for worldwide operations, came in a meeting with Chinese product safety chief Li Changjiang, at which Li upbraided the company for maintaining weak safety controls.
But Supervisor Gloria Molina upbraided McCormack for her concerns about the vendors' profit margins.
Somehow I doubt if Dan would have upbraided his best friend if he told him that he had ended a relationship with his college sweetheart, mainly because, even if Dan liked the girl, he would have seen it - and rightly so - as none of his business
Bishop Paul Marshall, of the diocese of Bethlehem in Pennsylvania, who upbraided Archbishop Williams for distancing himself from the American church and spending more time with dissidents in that country than the U.
The example of Holland is one argument in favour of this position since, after the Dutch bishops had openly and strongly upbraided the Nazi authorities, the Nazis widened their search to include hundreds of converts to Catholicism, such as Saint Edith Stein and her sister.
The retailer was upbraided, for example, by the Heritage Foundation, which lamented that Wal-Mart had sullied it's "pure position" as a capitalist company.
She seduced us as a German lesbian junkie in High Art, upbraided us as a prudish neighbor in Far From Heaven, and made us giddy as eccentric Aunt Sarah in Six Feet Under.
John McCain upbraided them for their tortoise-like pace in switching to digital.
So it was no surprise when a flood of mail from conservative readers upbraided The Herald for its endorsement of Kerry.
Recently, and on more than one occasion, McLeish has upbraided journalists who have questioned his tactics, sneering that they wouldn't understand his thinking because they had never played at that level.
This month, Human Rights Watch upbraided Chavez's government for torturing protesters whom he had had arrested.