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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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For it doth upbraid unto them their own fortunes, and pointeth at them, and cometh oftener into their remembrance, and incurreth likewise more into the note of others; and envy ever redoubleth from speech and fame.
When the officer had gone away, Denisov, who did not himself know what Rostov's relations with the Polish girl might be, began to upbraid him for his quickness of temper, and Rostov replied:
Exhausted I see thee, by poisonous flies; bleeding I see thee, and torn at a hundred spots; and thy pride will not even upbraid.
I perceived by this that he knew nothing of the miserable circumstances I was in, and thought that, having got some intelligence of his being there, I had come to upbraid him with his leaving me.
I'm in a business where the only thing that matters is weight and appearance" Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher who has to lose weight for the new film "You're actually very rude, the way you behave" Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn upbraids reporters as he left his home in Islington, north London "Bombing may appear to be relatively risk-free, yet surely the lesson of war is that what happens is not what was predicted" Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman
They might as well say get younger, because that's how easy it is" Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher who has to lose weight for a new film "You're actually very rude, the way you behave" Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn upbraids reporters as he left his home in Islington, north London "Bombing may appear to be relatively risk-free, yet surely the lesson of war is that what happens is not what was predicted" Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman
Reader John Rose of Newcastle upbraids me for not wearing a tie in the photograph above this column.
A READER upbraids me for criticising Sharon Shoesmith.
Emmerdale ITV 1 Wales True love walks a rocky road in Emmerdale when Natasha upbraids Mark for considering cancelling his golfing trip, telling him that Faye is obviously just toying with him.
You would be forgiven in thinking that the B52s had split up years ago, but honking lead singer Fred Schneider upbraids me politely.