Definition of reproach verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    reproach

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊtʃ//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reproach
    BrE BrE//ˈprəʊtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈproʊtʃ//
     
    he / she / it reproaches
    BrE BrE//rɪˈprəʊtʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈproʊtʃɪz//
     
    past simple reproached
    BrE BrE//rɪˈprəʊtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈproʊtʃt//
     
    past participle reproached
    BrE BrE//rɪˈprəʊtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈproʊtʃt//
     
    -ing form reproaching
    BrE BrE//rɪˈprəʊtʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈproʊtʃɪŋ//
     
    Disappointment
     
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  1. 1reproach somebody (for something/for doing something) | reproach somebody (with something/with doing something) | reproach (somebody) + speech to blame or criticize somebody for something that they have done or not done, because you are disappointed in them She was reproached by colleagues for leaking the story to the press. See related entries: Disappointment
  2. 2reproach yourself (for something/for doing something) | reproach yourself (with something) to feel guilty about something that you think you should have done in a different way He reproached himself for not telling her the truth.
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French reprochier (verb), from a base meaning ‘bring back close’, based on Latin prope ‘near’.
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