Upbraid Up*braid" ([u^]p*br[=a]d"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Upbraided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Upbraiding}.] [OE. upbreiden; AS. upp up + bregdan to draw, twist, weave, or the kindred Icel. breg[eth]a to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid. See {Up}, and {Braid}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed. [1913 Webster]

And upbraided them with their unbelief. --Mark xvi. 14. [1913 Webster]

Vet do not Upbraid us our distress. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide. [1913 Webster]

Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done. --Matt. xi. 20 [1913 Webster]

How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness! --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. To treat with contempt. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To reproach; blame; censure; condemn. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • upbraid — *scold, rate, berate, tongue lash, revile, vituperate, jaw, bawl, chew out, wig, rail Analogous words: reprehend, reprobate, blame, censure, denounce (see CRITICIZE): reproach, reprimand, rebuke, *reprove …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • upbraid — [v] scold admonish, berate, blame, castigate, censure, chasten, chastise, chew out*, chide, criticize, give a talking to*, jump on*, lay down the law*, lecture, light into*, put down, rake over the coals*, ream, reprimand, reproach, take to task* …   New thesaurus

  • upbraid — ► VERB ▪ scold or reproach. ORIGIN Old English, «allege as a basis for censure», from BRAID(Cf. ↑braid) in the obsolete sense brandish …   English terms dictionary

  • upbraid — [up brād′] vt. [ME upbreiden < OE upbregdan < up ,UP + bregdan, to pull: see BRAID] to rebuke severely or bitterly; censure sharply SYN. SCOLD …   English World dictionary

  • upbraid — v. (D; tr.) to upbraid for (they upbraided him for his sloppy work) * * * [ʌp breɪd] (D; tr.) to upbraid for (they upbraided him for his sloppy work) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • upbraid — UK [ʌpˈbreɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms upbraid : present tense I/you/we/they upbraid he/she/it upbraids present participle upbraiding past tense upbraided past participle upbraided formal to criticize someone very severely …   English dictionary

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