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upbraid

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Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
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Etymology

Old English upbreiden from upp (up) + bregdan (to draw, twist, weave; the kindred); [[w:Template:lang:is language|Template:lang:is]][[Category:Template:lang:is derivations]] bregða (to draw, brandish, braid, deviate from, change, break off, upbraid). See up, and braid (transitive).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
upbraid

Plural
-

upbraid (-)
  1. (obsolete) The act of reproaching; contumely.

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Verb

Infinitive
to upbraid

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to upbraid (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (archaic) To charge with something wrong or disgraceful; to reproach; to cast something in the teeth of; -- followed by with or for, and formerly of, before the thing imputed.
    • Mark 16:14,
      And upbraided them with their unbelief.
  2. (archaic) To reprove severely; to rebuke; to chide.
    • Matthew 11:20,
      Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done.
    • Sir P. Sidney (A date for this quote is being sought):,
      How much doth thy kindness upbraid my wickedness!
  3. (obsolete) To treat with contempt.
  4. (obsolete) To object or urge as a matter of reproach; to cast up; -- with to before the person.
  5. (archaic, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To utter upbraidings.

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