Part of speech: verb

To reproach; accuse.

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Usage examples "upbraid":

  1. He would not even upbraid her for her conduct the night before; he had shown her his displeasure at the time; but she should see how tender and forgiving he could be. - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
  2. Then would be heard a complaint, a trampled woman would upbraid some one, but the pushing would continue. - "The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere", José Rizal.
  3. Yet for this, meanly, did I thee upbraid, And basely urg'd an elder brother's right; Then, calling impious passion to my aid, Forc'd thee, unwilling, to the fatal fight. - "Elegies and Other Small Poems", Matilda Betham.