verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of upbraid
Examples from the Web for upbraid
They began to loathe it, to upbraid its steadfastness with spoken curses or unrestrained tears.The Pillar of Light|Louis Tracy
Have you come like all the rest to upbraid me for my harshness—to cry out his virtues to me?The Idol of The Blind|Tom Gallon
The Germans very seldom beat their horses: they talk to them, remonstrate, encourage, or upbraid them.
The Romans have no wives to animate them; no parents to upbraid their flight.
He went on to upbraid me as a flashy notionist and yet, even so, I was constrained to listen to him in silence.'A Book of Quaker Saints|Lucy Violet Hodgkin
Word Origin for upbraid
Old English upbregdan "bring forth as a ground for censure," from up "up" + bregdan "move quickly, intertwine" (see braid (v.)). Cf. Middle Swedish upbrygdha. Meaning "scold" is first attested late 13c. Related: Upbraided; upbraiding.