upbraid


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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 auction is only fleetingly shown, and Maximilian never upbraids his sister or loses his temper with her.
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.
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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.
The scene in which Hamlet upbraids his mum is more moving here than I have ever seen it.
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.
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