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Examples of upbraid in a Sentence
his wife upbraided him for his irresponsible handling of the family finances
Recent Examples of upbraid from the Web
In fact, in a statement mildly upbraiding the Ukrainian government, the German ambassador to Kiev both criticized the Hungarians for overreacting and failed to mention Russian speakers.
Last year, she was upbraided by a top federal ethics official for touting the clothing line sold by Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump.
Yet the Trump administration has repeatedly upbraided the organization as slow and incapable of resolving problems, like China's mercantilist behavior.
He is upbraided for this by Athos, who places chivalry above all else.
After the Parkland shooting, businesses affiliated with the NRA came under pressure as never before, with protesters using Twitter and Facebook to threaten boycotts and students at the school upbraiding politicians for taking its money.
Klages’s response then, Lemke recalled, was to upbraid her and warn her against spreading false information.
Trump put his chief of staff, John Kelly, in charge of making that happen, and Kelly called Justice Department officials multiple times to upbraid them for criticizing the likely disclosure.
When Frederick Yarger, the Colorado solicitor general, took the lectern, Justice Kennedy upbraided the state with equal force.
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bawl out, berate, call down, castigate, chastise, chew out, dress down, flay, hammer, jaw, keelhaul, lambaste (or lambast), lecture, rag, rail (at or against), rant (at), rate, ream (out), rebuke, reprimand, reproach, scold, score, tongue-lash;
abuse, assail, attack, bad-mouth, blame, blast, censure, condemn, criticize, crucify, denounce, dis (also diss) [slang], excoriate, fault, harangue, knock, lace (into), lash, pan, reprehend, revile, scourge, slam, vituperate;
lay into, read the riot act (to), take to task;
Synonym Discussion of upbraid
- angrily scolding the children
- upbraided her assistants for poor research
- berated continually by an overbearing boss
- railed loudly at their insolence
- an alleged killer reviled in the press
- was vituperated for betraying his friends
UPBRAID Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upbraid for English Language Learners
: to speak in an angry or critical way to (someone who has done something wrong)
UPBRAID Defined for Kids
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