- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||upbraids, upbraiding, upbraided
||to criticize or reproach severely; reprimand.
The pupils were upbraided for their tardiness.
- bawl out, berate, chastise, rate, rebuke, reprimand, scold, tongue-lash
- similar words:
- admonish, arraign, blast, castigate, censure, chew out, criticize, denounce, objurgate, reproach, score, take to task, vituperate
||abuse, accuse, blame, lambaste, lash, rap, rate