Etymology
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upbraid (v.)

Old English upbregdan "bring forth as a ground for censure," from up (adv.) + bregdan "move quickly, intertwine" (see braid (v.)). Similar formation in Middle Swedish upbrygdha. Meaning "scold" is first attested late 13c. Related: Upbraided; upbraiding.

updated on April 07, 2014

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Definitions of upbraid from WordNet

upbraid (v.)
express criticism towards;
Synonyms: reproach
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