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Definition of reproach verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reproach
    he / she / it reproaches
    past simple reproached
    -ing form reproaching
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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 someone 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.
  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.
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