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up·braid

 (ŭp-brād′)
tr.v. up·braid·ed, up·braid·ing, up·braids
To reprove sharply; reproach. See Synonyms at scold.

[Middle English upbreiden, from Old English ūpbrēdan, to bring forward as a ground for censure : ūp-, up- + bregdan, to turn, lay hold of.]

up·braid′er n.
up·braid′ing·ly adv.

upbraid

(ʌpˈbreɪd)
vb (tr)
1. to reprove or reproach angrily
2. to find fault with
[Old English upbregdan; related to Danish bebreide; see up, braid]
upˈbraider n
upˈbraiding n
upˈbraidingly adv

up•braid

(ʌpˈbreɪd)

v.t.
1. to find fault with or reproach severely; censure.
2. (of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English upbrēdan to adduce as a fault. See up-, braid]
up•braid′er, n.
syn: See reprimand.

upbraid


Past participle: upbraided
Gerund: upbraiding

Imperative
upbraid
upbraid
Present
I upbraid
you upbraid
he/she/it upbraids
we upbraid
you upbraid
they upbraid
Preterite
I upbraided
you upbraided
he/she/it upbraided
we upbraided
you upbraided
they upbraided
Present Continuous
I am upbraiding
you are upbraiding
he/she/it is upbraiding
we are upbraiding
you are upbraiding
they are upbraiding
Present Perfect
I have upbraided
you have upbraided
he/she/it has upbraided
we have upbraided
you have upbraided
they have upbraided
Past Continuous
I was upbraiding
you were upbraiding
he/she/it was upbraiding
we were upbraiding
you were upbraiding
they were upbraiding
Past Perfect
I had upbraided
you had upbraided
he/she/it had upbraided
we had upbraided
you had upbraided
they had upbraided
Future
I will upbraid
you will upbraid
he/she/it will upbraid
we will upbraid
you will upbraid
they will upbraid
Future Perfect
I will have upbraided
you will have upbraided
he/she/it will have upbraided
we will have upbraided
you will have upbraided
they will have upbraided
Future Continuous
I will be upbraiding
you will be upbraiding
he/she/it will be upbraiding
we will be upbraiding
you will be upbraiding
they will be upbraiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been upbraiding
you have been upbraiding
he/she/it has been upbraiding
we have been upbraiding
you have been upbraiding
they have been upbraiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been upbraiding
you will have been upbraiding
he/she/it will have been upbraiding
we will have been upbraiding
you will have been upbraiding
they will have been upbraiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been upbraiding
you had been upbraiding
he/she/it had been upbraiding
we had been upbraiding
you had been upbraiding
they had been upbraiding
Conditional
I would upbraid
you would upbraid
he/she/it would upbraid
we would upbraid
you would upbraid
they would upbraid
Past Conditional
I would have upbraided
you would have upbraided
he/she/it would have upbraided
we would have upbraided
you would have upbraided
they would have upbraided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.upbraid - express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
accuse, criminate, incriminate, impeach - bring an accusation against; level a charge against; "The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse"

upbraid

verb scold, rebuke, reprimand, blame, condemn, lecture, carpet (informal), censure, reproach, berate, castigate, chide, admonish, tear into (informal), read someone the riot act, tell someone off (informal), reprove, take someone to task, tick someone off (informal), excoriate, chew someone out (U.S. & Canad. informal), bawl someone out (informal), dress someone down (informal), tear someone off a strip (Brit. informal), give someone a rocket (Brit. & N.Z. informal), slap someone on the wrist, rap someone over the knuckles Eleanor upbraided him for things he'd left undone.

upbraid

verb
To criticize for a fault or an offense:
Informal: bawl out, lambaste.
Slang: chew out.
Idioms: bring to task, call on the carpet, haul over the coals, let someone have it.
Translations

upbraid

[ʌpˈbreɪd] VTcensurar, reprender
to upbraid sb with sthcensurar algo a algn

upbraid

[ʌpˈbreɪd] vtréprimander

upbraid

vtrügen; to upbraid somebody for doing somethingjdn dafür rügen, dass er etw getan hat

upbraid

[ʌpˈbreɪd] vt (frm) → rimproverare
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