To reprove sharply; reproach. See Synonyms at scold.(verb-transitive)
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Use "upbraid" in a sentence
"Let critic folk the poet's use of vulgar slang upbraid,"
"Politicians and economists report that European counterparts who formerly criticised them for being too hard on the euro now upbraid them for being too soft."
"I roll in and she fails to introduce me, so I take her aside and upbraid her for this transgression."