upbraid
[ uhp-breyd ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Late Old English Upbrēdan ‘allege (something) as a basis for censure’, based on braid in the obsolete sense ‘brandish’. The current sense dates from Middle English.
Synonyms
  • admonish
  • berate
  • castigate
Antonyms
  • approve
  • compliment
Definition
to find fault with or reproach severely; censure
Example
The judges in the competition were ruthless while they would upbraid the contestants.
Usage Over Time

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