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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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The Grand Inquisitor, a menacing old churchman, visits Jesus ' cell and upbraids him for returning, saying that the Church no longer needs him, that he has misapprehended man's nature and has burdened man with too much freedom.
A woman gets on the bus and upbraids Hancock for refusing to give her his seat.
Rio Ferdinand upbraids those Manchester United fans who are daring to suggest that Sir Alex Ferguson's time at Old Trafford is drawing to a close.
The scene in which Hamlet upbraids his mum is more moving here than I have ever seen it.
He upbraids the Baufords of the First World for not doing enough to help.
The auction is only fleetingly shown, and Maximilian never upbraids his sister or loses his temper with her.
Even Jordan, who had allied herself with William and was also voted against by the other house guests, upbraids him, to which he responds, ``I'm gonna make this thing as hard as possible.
She upbraids the Romans for their oppression of the Jews, rescues an elderly woman from stampeding Roman horses and, in an act that her son will mimic with more success, reprimands a mob stoning an adulterer.
Things start off on a hilariously overwrought note (a more deadpan approach takes hold later), at a fancy New Jersey restaurant, where Jon Lovitz's self-pitying loser cries, wheedles and upbraids his date, a mousy woman named Joy Jordan (Jane Adams), for not feeling what he wants her to.