What does the word upbraid mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To reproach; accuse.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Matilda Betham