upbraid(redirected from upbraids)
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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.]
1. to reprove or reproach angrily
2. to find fault with
[Old English upbregdan; related to Danish bebreide; see up, braid]
1. to find fault with or reproach severely; censure.
2. (of things) to bring reproach on; serve as a reproach to.
syn: See reprimand.
Past participle: upbraided
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|Verb||1.||upbraid - express criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"|
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.