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Definition of upbraid verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



upbraid somebody (for something/for doing something) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they upbraid
he / she / it upbraids
past simple upbraided
-ing form upbraiding
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to criticize someone or speak angrily to them because you do not approve of something that they have said or done synonym reproach
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: upbraid